The 2015 Audi Q3 comes with sharper lines to the front fascia along with new equipment on the inside and updated powertrain options.
Ahead of its launch in February next year across Europe, Audi has officially unveiled the 2015 Q3 facelift that comes with a host of changes to the exterior sporting a fresh new look, while the interiors have been upgraded featuring new tech on-board. Audi also states it has made changes to the chassis to enhance comfort. Starting with the exteriors, Audi’s popular premium compact SUV loses its curves from the existing models for a sharper approach. You get the exquisite ‘Singleframe’ front grille that meets the redesigned headlights, while the bumper has also been updated with larger air intakes compared to the outgoing model.
The headlights get comprehensive changes in particular on the 2015 Audi Q3 and now feature Xenon Plus technology as standard as well as the trademark LED daytime running lights. Coming to the side profile, the Q3 is pretty much the same but does sport new alloy wheels, while the rear gets a revised bumper as well as new LED tail lights. In addition, Audi is also offering LED headlights with Dynamic turn indicator lights as an optional fitment on the SUV. Moving inside the cabin, the facelifted Q3 gets new equipment inclusive of the updated MMI Plus infotainment system, Audi Drive Select, power adjustable front seats as well as LED ambient lighting.
In terms of powertrain, the 2015 Audi Q3 will continue to be offered in 3 TFSI petrol and TDI diesel engines producing between 120 PS and 220 PS of power, and comply with the Euro 6 emission norms. The base variants in particular get the 1.4-litre TFSI and 2.0-litre TDI engine, which have been termed with the Audi ‘Ultra’ badge with the latter being the most fuel efficient engine on offer. Coming to the more powerful RS Q3, the performance version gets the same 2.5-litre 5-cylinder TFSI engine that now produces 340 PS and 450 Nm of torque. All engines come paired to the 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission as standard and come with Audi cylinder on demand technology.
In terms of safety, the SUV gets updated with Blind Spot Alert, secondary collision brake assist, lane departure warning in addition to the existing features. Coming to the India spec model, Audi will continue the 2.0-litre TDI motor in the current state of tune, while the updated model could be expected in the second half of 2015 once the European launch is in order. The company will continue to bring the 2015 Q3 via the CKD route, while the new LED lights are expected to be offered as optional.