Sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion Audi Q3

Car India - - BULLETIN -

Audi have un­veiled the sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion Q3 based on the VW Group’s MQB (Mo­du­lar Trans­verse Ma­trix) plat­form.

The new Q3 has grown com­pared to its pre­de­ces­sor, mea­sur­ing 4,485 mil­lime­tres long, 1,856 mm wide, and 1,585 mm high: that’s 94 mm longer with the wheel­base also up to 2,680 mm. The de­sign ditches the soft, rounded shape and goes for a sharper, more an­gu­lar look. Signature Audi de­sign de­tails in­clude the squared-off whee­larches, Audi de­sign mo­tifs, and the Sin­gle­frame oc­tag­o­nal grille. The wedge-shaped head­lamps are nar­rower and run in­wards. The front bumper gets a more ag­gres­sive de­sign with side air-in­lets.

In­side, cleaner lines and the new MMI touch sys­tem echo the higher ech­e­lons of the brand. The MMI touch is now tilted 10° to­wards the driver for a more driver-ori­ented feel. Un­der the hood are a choice of tur­bocharged in-line fours. The first is the 150-PS 1.5-litre petrol “35 TFSI” with power go­ing to the front wheels. The sec­ond is the 40 TFSI quat­tro which has a 190-PS 2.0-litre mo­tor and quat­tro all-wheel drive, with the next be­ing the more pow­er­ful 230-PS 45 TFSI quat­tro. The only diesel, for now, is the 150-PS 2.0-litre diesel “35 TDI” with quat­tro. A six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion or seven-speed S tronic au­to­matic are on of­fer. Audi are also plan­ning a 190-PS 40 TDI quat­tro.

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