German car manufacturer, Audi has introduced its fourth offering in India this year, the Q3 which is now available with a 1.4 litre petrol engine. Priced at Rs 32.20 lakh,ex-showroom, Delhi and bookings of the SUV have commenced. The petrol engine is Audi's 1.4 litre TFSI unit which produces 148 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed S-Tronic automatic transmission and the claimed zero to 100 kmph acceleration figure is 8.9 seconds.
The new Q3 petrol gets a panoramic glass sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control with sunlight-dependent control, Audi Drive Select with three driving modes, Comfort, Auto as well as Dynamic and Parking Assistance with a reverse camera as standard. Like its diesel engine powered sibling, the Q3 Petrol also gets 3.5 inch coloured screen for driver information system, MMI (Multi Media Interface) with navigation as well as HDD-based navigation, audio system with 10 speakers and a four spoke multi-function steering wheel.
On the outside, the refreshed Audi Q3 petrol is offered with Matrix LED headlamps with LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels, redesigned bumpers with larger air inlets when compared to the pre-facelift version. The diesel version also gets the same set of features. In terms of safety, the SUV gets 6 airbags, traction control, hill start assist, hill descent control, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and roll-over stabilisation.
At the occasion, Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India said, “Luxury is about choice, and our discerning Audi customers were the driving force behind offering various configurations from which they can choose the best fit. The Audi Q3 model lineup gets strengthened with the introduction of the new Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI FWD. With this addition, we have three new engine options available for our most successful model. The Audi Q3 has been a segment leader ever since its introduction and our best-selling model is therefore even more appealing and bound to attract customers who believe in the ‘Stay Young, Live Big’ philosophy of the Audi Q3,”