Audi India has introduced a limited run special edition of the Q3 and Q7 called the Design Edition. First showcased at the launch of the Q5 45 TFSI, the Design Edition adds some oomph to the two SUVs with cosmetic changes and additional features. Here are the top five things we think you need to know about Audi’s Design Edition:
The Design Edition can be had only in the 35 TDI model of the Q3. It is positioned between the Premium Plus and the Technology pack in the Q3’s line-up. The same is the case with the Q7 Design Edition. However, the flagship SUV can be had with the Design Edition in two engine options – 40 TFSI and 45 TDI.
2. Features of the Q3 Design Edition:
The styling of the Q3 Design Edition includes a full body colour exterior. The black cladding on the sides gets the body colour scheme. There are decals on the side and the taillights get crystal clear lens. The crossover sits on gorgeous 18-inch five-arm turbine designed wheels with a contrasting grey finish. Apart from that, there are Audi LED entry lights, Nappa leather upholstery, and a coat hanger at the rear seat. Audi will also provide a special leather-wrapped key cover with the Q3 Design Edition.
3. Features of the Q7 Design Edition:
The Q7 Design Edition comes with new paint schemes – Carrara white, Floret silver, Samurai grey, Orca black and Galaxy blue. Contrary to the clear-lensed tail lights of the Q3, the Q7 gets dark tinted LED units and Audi ring decals on the D-Pillar. There are inlay strips at the bottom of the doors with quattro embossing and the SUV sits on 19-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the rear passengers are provided with entertainment screens as well. Audi will also provide a special Audi Cool Bag with the Q7 Design Edition.
Both cars come equipped with additional features over the standard model without any mechanical changes. So the Q3 35 TDI is powered by a 2.0-litre, 35 TDI Quattro and generates 182bhp and 380Nm. It comes mated to a seven-speed S-tronic automatic transmission. The Audi Q7 Design Edition, on the other hand, is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version gets the 2.0-litre motor generates 250bhp and 370Nm. The diesel gets a 3.0-litre mill that generates 247bhp and 600Nm. Both engines come mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission.
The German carmaker has priced the Q3 Design Edition in India at Rs 40.76 lakhs. While the Q7 Design Edition comes at Rs 82.37 lakhs. The new limited edition models are expected to further boost sales of Audi’s already popular selling models in the country.