Audi opens pre-orders for Q3 Sportback in India, coming later this month
German auto giant Audi is ready to drive the Q3 Sportback SUV to India. The automaker opened pre-orders for a sportier version of the new-generation Q3 SUV on Monday. Those looking for this SUV can order the Q3 Sportback through the official Audi website or at dealers for a token amount of $2 thousand. Although Audi has not shared any timeline, the launch of the Q3 Sportback SUV in India is expected to take place in the next few weeks. It will compete with the likes of the Mercedes GLA and BMW X1 among other entry-level luxury SUVs.
The Q3 Sportback SUV is available in the global market. On the surface, it’s not very different from its standard Q3 avatar. Both SUVs share the same platform. However, the Q3 Sportback comes with a sloping roofline, honeycomb grille, black chrome accents and sport alloy wheels as some unique styling elements compared to the Q3.
Inside, the Q3 Sportback will be offered with the same 8.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the Audi user interface used in the new generation Q3 SUVs. It offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, MMI navigation, and an Audi Smartphone interface. LED headlights, Audi virtual cockpit, wireless charging, ambient lighting, power seats, 10-speaker audio system are among the other features the Q3 Sportback will offer.
Under the hood is the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TFSI engine that powers the Q3 SUVs. The engine is capable of producing a maximum capacity of 188 horsepower and maximum torque of 320 Nm. The engine will come with a 7-speed DSG transmission. Audi India may also bring the more powerful 45 TFSI variant to India to give the Q3 Sportback a sportier appeal. This version develops a capacity of 241 horsepower and maximum torque of 370 Nm.
The new Audi Q3 Sportback will be positioned on the Q3 SUV, which was launched in India last year with a starting price of Rs. $44.89 lakh (old gallery). Expected Q3 Sportback to cost more $50 thousand.
Date of first publication: February 6, 2023, 12:09 PM IST