Audi’s 2017 versions of the Q3 have hit Brazilian showrooms. The price of the Attraction 1.4 TFSI variant is Real 142,990 (Rs 27.06 lakh), and the Ambiente 1.4 TFSI will cost Real 153,990 (Rs 29.15 lakh).
Originally launched in Brazil in 2011, the Q3 was restyled last year which helped it register one-third of Audi’s sales in the period. Audi claims that the Q3, which now rolls off its Sao Jose dos Pinhais plant, is strategic for the brand. Audi’s latest Q3 has a 1.4TFSI petrol engine that makes 150bhp and 255Nm of torque at 1500rpm. This mill is coupled to an S-Tronic seven-speed gearbox to transfer all that power to the wheels.
"The Q3 is the sales leader in the premium SUV segment last year, and is a very important model for our long term growth strategy in Brazil. Domestic production reinforces our commitment to the country, "says Jorg Hofmann, President and CEO, Audi Brazil.
Audi Brazil is also expected to come up with a top-of-the-line Ambition variant for the Q3 later this year. The Q3 is sold in India with a 2-litre diesel engine and Audi has no plans of introducing a petrol version yet.