Audi India will launch the facelifted Q3 compact luxury SUV tomorrow. The 2015 model is coming with added features, aesthetic uplift along with no mechanical changes. The 2015 Q3 continues to rival BMW X1 and Volvo V40 Cross-Country and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Aesthetically, Audi has given it a subtle makeover, major changes are concentric to its face. The Audi’s new Q family look started with this Q3 facelift and later followed by Q7 globally. Adding on it, Q3 gets the new single-frame grille, Audi calls it '3D-effect Singleframe' grille. The new grille is finished in satin chrome and merges with the headlamps.
There are optional LED headlamps and DRLs get a new design. At the rear, the taillamps cluster is same, but it gets new LED graphics and dynamic turn indicators which Audi offers in the A8 and the R8. The rear bumper has been updated subtly. Moreover, the interiors get new aluminium inserts instead of faux wood, the MMI has been updated along with the instrumentation cluster.
Audi India continues with the same engine options, globally it gets slight power bump but it remains unaltered in the country. The 2.0-liter 35 TDI 4-cylinder oil burner musters out 174 bhp @ 4200 rpm and 380 Nm of max torque extracted in-between 1750–2500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Moreover, this time Audi is also offering paddle shifters in Q3 facelift.