Audi launches A3 facelift in India at Rs 30.5 lakh

Audi launches A3 facelift in India at Rs 30.5 lakh New Audi A3
author image Nikhil Puthran
Thursday 06 April 2017, 13:02 PM

Making things interesting in the entry-level premium sedan segment, Ingolstadt-based automaker has launched the new A3 in India at Rs 30.5 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The new model has been introduced in the country with a fresh set of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. The latest version of the A3 in India further strengthens its competition against the likes of Mercedes-Benz CLA, Volvo V40 and the BMW 1 Series.

The new Audi A3 is available in petrol as well as diesel engine options. This time though, the older 1.8 litre engine of the A3 has now been replaced by a new 1.4 litre petrol engine in the facelifted car. The new unit comes mated to a seven-speed DSG that powers all four wheels while generating a modest 150bhp and 250Nm of torque. The diesel version is powered by a 2.0-litre unit in the 35TDI state of tune that generates 141bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. Powering the front wheels, the diesel version also gets a seven-speed DSG transmission.

Since, most of the design elements have been borrowed from the A4, the new car looks sportier and aggressive than ever before. The exterior of the new Audi A3 looks fresh with a revised grille and redesigned headlamps. The new 16-inch alloy wheels enhances the look further along with the revised tail lamps featuring a refreshed LED lighting pattern. The interior carries forward most of the details from the current generation model. As for fresh changes, it now gets a wireless phone charger for selective phones in one of the cubby holes, seven-inch screen for MMI (multimedia interface), along with navigation and a reverse camera.

Launch of the new A3 is expected to boost the overall sales for the automaker in India this year. Additionally, the entry-level offering from Audi is likely to further strengthen the automaker’s footing in the Indian market.

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