Audi India brings facelift of one of its highest selling products in the country, the Q3, the SUV now get in-line with its Ingolstadt-based manufacturer’s latest design language
Audi is prepped up to launch the facelifted Q3 into the country, with the Q3 we are talking about one of highest grosser for Audi India which is undoubtedly an important product for the automaker. Indeed, this entry-level luxury SUV is also one of the most successful models in Audi’s lineup worldwide. Already on sale in Europe and America, Q3 facelift was revealed online in November last year. Let us see what’s new with this facelift. What’s New in 2015 Audi Q3 Facelift
At the outset, Audi’s Singleframe grille has now taken the center stage on fascia, it is finished in satin chrome. Audi calls this new grille - '3D-effect Singleframe' grille Unlike the outgoing Q3, the new grille merges with the headlamp cluster, making it in-line with Audi's latest design language for the Q-range of SUV. You’ll soon see this in the upcoming second generation Q7 in India The headlamps cluster is identical to the previous SUV. Globally, Audi offers xenon plus technology and LED daytime running lights standard with the Q3 facelift The facelift also gets LED headlamps (not standard) and there’s a new design to the daytime running LEDs The side profile is kept unaltered, save for the new set of alloys
Unlike the front fascia, changes at rear are hard to notice but Audi has reworked the bumper subtly The taillamps cluster is same, but it gets new LED graphics and dynamic turn indicators which Audi offers in the A8 and the R8!
Speaking of the interiors, Audi has slightly changed the color scheme of the cabin, though it continues to come in dual-tone dark grey and beige However, the wooden inserts are gone and in-comes aluminium finish ones. Audi has worked on the chrome detailing and attention to details The instrumentation cluster is new and Audi has also updated the MMI infotainment system of the 2015 Q3 facelift
Mechanically, Audi India continued with the same 2.0-liter 35 TDI motor. This engine musters out 174 bhp @ 4200 rpm and 380 Nm of max twist extracted in-between 1750–2500 rpm The engine is mated to a 7-speed S-Tronic transmission in a Quattro AWD setup