Spy Shots – Audi’s locally assembled entry-level Q3 spotted in Mumbai

Upcoming Audi Q3 2.0 FWD base variant spotted in Mumbai.

Upcoming Audi Q3 2.0 FWD base variant spotted in Mumbai.

With the increasing demand for luxury cars in the Indian market and to make it more affordable Audi has planned to launch a price cut version of the Audi Q3 which would be the entry-level car from Audi. Already Audi has come up with 3 new cars this year i,e  the all new Audi Q5, the humongous Audi R8 V10 and Audi R8 V10 Plus. Along with these 3 models it has also bought a new version of Audi Q3 which would be the Audi Q3 2.0-litre TFSI. The company has taken this initiative in order to make the Audi Q3 more affordable and the best selling entry-level Audi which would compete the likes of the recently launched BMW 1-Series and the Mercedes Benz’s A and B-Class.

The spy shots captured by AutoCarIndia seems to be the locally assembled Q3, which is expected to be launched by the end of July this year according to the reports provided by Mr. Michael Perschke, Head of Audi India to our friends at Indian Autos Blog. Since the car spotted in the spy shot did not have the Quattro badge in the front grills, it is expected to be the entry-level car Audi Q3.

Coming to the technical specifications, the new entry level Audi Q3 is expected to be featured with the front-wheel-drive system instead of the all-wheel-drive option currently present in the Quattro. Along with this the entry-level Audi Q3 is expected to continue with 2.0-litre Turbo diesel engine which provides a maximum power of 140 Bhp at a maximum torque of 320 Nm. In order to make it feasible to the consumers Audi has already expanded its dealership network at South Mumbai, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar and also plans of dealership coming up in 8 more locations by the end of this year. The base variant of the entry-level Audi Q3 is expected to be 3-4 lakhs cheaper than the base variant of the Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro which is priced around 27.21 lakh INR.
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