Audi’s Q3 has completed its one year in the Indian car market and has been received pretty well. In fact, it is Audi’s largest selling model in the country and according to unconfirmed reports outsells BMW’s X1 in monthly sales.
There has been a sudden surge of interests in the Indian entry level luxury car market – of both customers and manufacturers. Mercedes launched their B-Class a few months back and the latest entrant has been the A-Class and add to this the upcoming diesel B-Class and Volvo’s V40 Cross Country. To compensate for an expected loss, Audi India is reportedly preparing a price cut entry level variant of the Q3 SUV.
There is a new set of spyshots that have emerged over the web hinting that Audi is already on the roads testing the car. At the first glance, we can make out the absence of the quattro badge at the grille along with DRLs. Apart from that the basic looking alloy wheels also make this mule a suspect.
According to the word in the air, Audi’s price cut Q3 might get the 2.0L diesel mill which churns out 140bhp of maximum power and 320Nm of peak torque. There is a possibility of Audi considering a manual transmission for the basic Q3 as well.
Audi Q3 currently is available with a 2.0L TFSI 211hp, 300Nm petrol motor as well as a 2.0L TDI 177PS 380Nm diesel motor. If this is actually the lesser Q3 variant, it will be Q3’s third engine variant and is expected to be priced significantly cheaper than the 27.21 Lakh for the current 2.0TDI loaded Q3.
Pics Source: Autocar India