NewZNew (Feature) : Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has revealed the much-awaited Q3 facelift ahead of its global debut in the early 2015. The compact SUV has been claimed to have a sharper new look, more equipment and a more efficient engine range.
Talking about the design changes, the Q3 gets new 3D effect SingleFrame grille, revised bumpers and new look alloy wheels. The full body-colour paint finish which was standard for S versions earlier, now is available in SE models too.
The revised headlamps now feature xenon bulbs and LED daytime running lights as standard in SE versions, whereas the rear get redesigned LED tail-lights. The interior design remains more or less similar, though the cabin now gets more features like standard Audi Drive Select adaptive dynamics system, a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, four-way electric lumbar support for SE, S and S line plus models and new retractable luggage cover.
Common features that are available on all variants are dual-zone climate control, a concert audio system with 6.5-inch manually retractable colour display screen, Bluetooth interface, Audi music interface iPod connection and light and rain sensors. Navigation preparation, enabling customers to ‘activate’ navigation retrospectively by purchasing an SD card if required, is standard for SE and S line models, while S line plus specification comes ready prepared with SD-based navigation as standard.
Like we mentioned above, Audi has also tuned engines for better fuel efficiency and more power. However, the Indian model will continue to feature the existing 2.0-litre TDI engine. The new Q3’s global deliveries are expected to begin in February 2015, whereas the Indian launch is likely to happen in the first quarter (April-June) of 2015.