The Audi Q3 is arguably the most accomplished SUV in the entry level premium segment. The German carmaker is gearing up for launching the 2015 version of the car in India, and has organised an official media drive in the scenic backdrop of Goa. Our men are currently in the land of fun and frolic on a very cloudy and damp day enjoying themselves behind the wheel of the new Audi. In the meantime, we face the sweltering heat of Mumbai, receiving images and putting together important pieces of information about the newest Audi on the block. So here it is, a detailed image gallery along with all the information, tech specs and features of the Audi Q3 35 TDI
The Audi Q3 was first launched in India back in 2012. So for its 2015 avatar, Audi has gone ahead and given the baby of the ‘Q’ range a fresh look. That’s not it, the boffins at Audi have also given this new version some extra features. The first thing that you will notice when viewing this car upfront, is the heavily revised front fascia. The 2015 Audi Q3 now carries the signature 3D Effect Singleframe family grille that even the new Q7 wears in its latest avatar. This hexagonal grille is now bigger and wider than before and has 3 horizontal slats running across it.
The grille now looks more substantial and lends the Q3 an aggressive-looking front.
The bumper also gets a larger air dam than before. The grille and the lower lip of the front bumper get satin silver finish. This finish surrounds the grill and merges with the headlight cluster. The headlights and taillights get LEDs and come with dynamic turn indicators.
The headlight cluster now get fancy LEDs.
The taillights too get a generous dose of LEDs and now boast Dynamic Turn Indicators.
The 2015 Audi Q3 isn’t particularly large and measures just 4.39 metres in length. It’s 1.83 metres wide, 1.60 metres tall and has a 2.60 metre wheelbase. Audi says that the 1385 kg Q3 has been set up keeping comfort in mind. Handling suspension duties at the front is a McPherson front axle with aluminium wishbones and four-link rear suspension with individual dampers. According to the carmaker, this set up aims to strike perfect balance between comfort and driving dynamics.
Audi says the 2015 Q3 can be sporty to drive and be comfortable too.
On the equipments front, Audi hasn’t shortchanged its customers and provided enough. There’s the aforementioned LED headlights, taillights and turn indicators, optional LED interior lighting, power-adjustable front seats, MMI Navigation System, Parking System Plus with reversing camera, high-fidelity Audi music system with a 20GB hard drive, 2 SD card slots, Bluetooth connectivity and streaming. The 2015 Audi Q3 now gets steering-mounted paddle shifters, in case you want to feel like a racing driver. The electrically-operated and heated ORVMs get an anti-glare function on the driver’s side. For 2015, Audi has also added brake energy recuperation to charge up the battery.
Notice the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. This is a first for the Audi Q3.
The Audi music system gets 20GB hard drive to store your multimedia.
On the safety front, the 2015 Audi Q3 comes with 6 airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), high-strength steel occupant cell, ABS with EBD and quattro all-wheel drive system. The engine remains the same direct-injection, 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine. This mill churns out 177bhp at 4200 rpm and 380 Nm of torque between 1750-2500 rpm. This is then sent to all four corners via a dual-clutch 7-speed S tronic transmission, and laid down on the tar by the legendary quattro AWD.
The 2015 Audi Q3 comes with Audi Drive Select.
We will soon be posting our comprehensive review of the 2015 Audi Q3 35 TDI Quattro S Tronic. In the meanwhile, check out the image gallery below. We have also attached a copy of the tech specs and features sheet below. Do let us know what you think about the new Audi Q3. Did you like the latest baby ‘Q’? Write your opinions and thoughts in the comments section below.
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