Blending performance and efficiency, the Audi Q3 35 TDI makes for a practical choice
If you are looking for a luxury SUV that is great for the Indian market, look no further than the Audi Q3 35 TDI. It is a vehicle that ticks all the right boxes and delivers on all fronts, which is also why it has been such a successful model, not only in the country but across the globe as well.
Following the German automobile manufacturer’s latest design language, the Q3 has received a bit of a facelift to ensure that it now gets those nice sharp lines that lend it a sporty look. Up front, the massive grille and those sleek LED headlights do the job to enhance its appeal and at the rear, LED taillights ensure that those who are behind you will definitely take notice.
The interiors on this vehicle are well appointed and come with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a vehicle of this class. The premium-ness that one associates with high-end German saloons
can be found here as well. The fit and finish is simply spectacular. There’s leather everywhere, aluminium inserts on the dash and a nice two-tone appeal that brings out that rich look even more. Creature comforts include a panoramic sunroof, Audi’s MMI system, paddle shifters on the steering wheel and a high-end reverse parking camera.
Fitted with a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that is extremely refined, the Audi Q3 35 TDI is a joy to drive. The engine delivers 184 PS of power and 380 Nm of peak torque. Mated to the slick seven-speed S-tronic gearbox, the vehicle goes from 0-100 kmph in a shade over eight seconds, while returning a rather healthy efficiency as well. Talk about having the best of both worlds! The Q3 also comes with different drive modes that include, Comfort and Dynamic settings as well. Last but not the least, the top of the line Audi Q3 35 TDI also gets the legendary Quattro all-wheel-drive technology which ensures you have maximum control while cruising down the highway and can handle a bit of dirt driving as well.
The refreshed Audi Q3 is a winner when it comes to offering a premium SUV in a compact package. It gets almost all the trimmings, is extremely refined, technologically advanced and a powerhouse on wheels that is a delight to drive. The Audi Q3 35 TDI retails for close to `40 lakh (ex-showroom) and you get your money’s worth.