Audi India introduces performance packed Audi Q3 2.0 TFSIq in India
The Audi Q3 customer can now choose between the performance packed 2.0 TFSIq and the highly efficient 2.0 TDIq engines. The new Audi Q3 2.0 TFSIq is priced at INR 27, 37,000/- onwards (ex-showroom Maharashtra).
“We completed the first round of 500 bookings of Audi Q3 within just five days of its market launch in June last year. Never before has any luxury SUV received such an overwhelming response as the Audi Q3. In keeping with our top-down strategy, the Audi Q3 truly embodies the ‘Q’ DNA with the quattro permanent all-wheel drive and S tronic dual clutch transmission, which are just some of the features that it inherits from the highly successful Audi Q7 and Audi Q5. I am confident that the addition of this powerful 2.0 TFSIq engine will further delight the Audi enthusiast who is constantly looking for more power and an even more exhilarating drive,” said Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India.
The Audi Q3 2.0 TFSIq with 155 kW / 211 hp reaches a maximum torque of 300 Nm between 1,800 and 4,900 rpm and develops its power evenly, leading to a fascinating driving experience. In combination with the standard seven speed S tronic, the four-cylinder unit accelerates the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSIq from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 230 km/h. The start-stop system in 2.0 TFSIq enhances efficiency bringing it to 11.72 km/l. The 2.0 TFSIq engine has been voted the ‘International Engine of the Year’ in its category for 5 consecutive years, by a jury of leading motoring journalists from around the world.
The Audi Q3 range is also powered by a diesel engine – the 2.0 TDIq.
“India is a market full of young aspirants who want to make a statement about their individuality and keeping that in mind we introduced the Audi Q3 last year. Going by the phenomenal response that the Audi Q3 has raked up since last year it is clear that it is a hot favourite with the young go-getters that want a slice of the Q life. The award winning 2.0 TFSIq engine on the Audi Q3 resonates dynamic and powerful performance which will further spur the demand for our SUV range in India,” added Mr. Perschke.
Audi India made a strong start to the year 2013 grossing sales of 737 cars in January 2013. The luxury carmaker recorded a 10.5 percent growth year-on-year (January 2012: 667 cars). Last year, Audi sold 9003 cars recording an impressive 63 percent growth in India in the calendar year 2012 (Jan-Dec 2011: 5511 units).
Following the record-breaking year of 2012, globally Audi posted a successful start to 2013. In January, the brand with the four rings sold around 111,750 automobiles worldwide, an increase of 16.3 percent and testimony to clear growth in all regions of the world & scored No: 1 luxury brand status globally as a single brand.
Audi India plans to expand its network to 34 dealerships by the end of 2013 from its existing 25 centers. The company recently opened new showrooms in Mumbai South and Lucknow. Last year also saw the opening of world-class Audi showrooms in Raipur, Kanpur, Goa, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Delhi West, Nagpur and Bhopal. Further developments include Noida and Vadodara among others.
The Audi model range in India includes the Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A7 Sportback, Audi A8L, Audi Q3, new Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi S4, Audi RS5 Coupé, Audi TT Coupé, the super sports car new Audi R8 and the new Audi R8 Spyder available across the country: in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi South, Delhi West, Goa, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai South, Mumbai West, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Raipur and Surat.
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