Audi Q3, Q3 Sportback Production Commences in India

Audi India has started the production of the Q3 and the Q3 Sportback in the country. Mechanically, both models are driven by the same 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which produces 190bhp and 320Nm.

By Sanorita | on May 6, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Audi India has begun local production of the Q3 and Q3 Sportback. According to the luxury carmaker, these cars will now be produced locally at the Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd., (SAVWIPL) plant in Aurangabad, India. For propulsion, both the Audi Q3 and the Q3 Sportback use the same 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which produces 190bhp and 320Nm. The engine comes paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Further, these models have Audi's Quattro AWD as standard. Speaking of localisation, there is no official confirmation that whether the prices of these models will change for the Indian market or not. The current starting price for the Q3 is Rs 44.89 lakh, while the introductory cost of the Q3 Sportback is Rs 51.43 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. In a recent development, Audi announced a 1.6% price increase, effective from May 1 on these cars. The luxury automaker also reported a 2.4% price hike on a few other models. Audi India attributed the increase to higher input costs and customs duties. 

Audi Q3 Sportback Rear

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Audi Q3, Q3 Sportback: Design

Audi India introduced the second-generation Q3 launched in our market in 2022. In comparison to its predecessor, the overall style of the car is aggressive. Also, it is larger than its older version. The new Q3 comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, taillamps, and DRLs. On the other side, the Q3 Sportback sports an SUV-coupe styling. The S-line appearance kit, which comes with the honeycomb grille and sharper air intakes, is included as standard equipment on the Sportback. At the rear, it gets a raked roofline, which reduces the boot space and headroom for the second row.

Audi Q3 Sportback Interior

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Audi India Q1 2023 Sales 

The Indian arm of the German manufacturer sold 1,950 units in Q1 2023 as against 862 units during the same period in 2022, which marked a 126% increase. According to the automaker, Q1 2023 sales were the highest since Q1 2018. The Audi Q7, Q8, Q3, Q3 Sportback, Q5, RS Q8, e-tron 50, e-tron 55, and e-tron Sportback 55 were the SUVs from the automaker's range, which made up an evaluated 1,170 units or 60% of the total 1,950 units sold in Q1 2023. According to the firm, Q1 2023 saw strong sales for the top-end Audi Q7, the Q8, and the A8 L. Further, the demands for the automaker's all-electric car range, which includes the Audi RS e-tron GT and Audi e-tron GT, was high. 

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