German carmaker Audi has commenced bookings for the new Audi Q3 in India. The 2022 Audi Q3 can be booked for Rs 2,00,000, either online or at a dealership and the first 500 customers will get ownership benefits including an Extended Warranty and a Comprehensive Service Package.
Deliveries for the new Audi Q3 will begin at the end of 2022 and the carmaker will offer two variants of the Q3 — Premium Plus and Technology. Both variants of the Q3 will be powered by the same 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine that makes 187 bhp and 320 Nm of torque paired to an automatic gearbox that drives all four wheels through Audi’s quattro technology.
The quattro all-wheel-drive system is standard on both variants and the carmaker claims that the new Audi Q3 has a top speed of 222 kmph and a 0 to 100 kmph acceleration in 7.3 seconds.
Speaking about the features, the new Audi Q3 Premium Plus gets a host of features including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting all around, a sunroof, powered front seats finished in leather, hill start assist, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, six-speaker music system, six airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, and ISOFIX child seat anchors, amongst others.
The higher-spec Technology trim offers all the above and an MMI navigation system, Audi Drive Select, Virtual Cockpit Plus, ambient lighting with 30 colours, gesture-controlled tailgate, wireless charging, and a 10-speaker system.
The Audi Q3 will compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, and the Volvo XC40 in the Indian market, while the Volvo also offers an all-electric version of the SUV called the XC40 Recharge, which is sold out for the year.