The popular crossover SUV from Audi, the Q3 might soon come in the guise of petrol variant in India. The German car manufacturer has imported an Audi Q3 30 TFSI model in the country for homologation.
Audi will power the petrol variant of the Q3 same as what is seen in the A4 sedan, which indicates Audi will bring the petrol variant of the Q3 to India.
With many customers opting for petrol cars in India, Audi wants to tap this set of customers by introducing petrol vehicles in the country. The Audi A4 was launched as a petrol variant and this suggests that the Q3 will be offered with a petrol engine.
About the engine, the new 30 TFSI powertrain is a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit which is capable of producing and a maximum of 148bhp and 250Nm of torque.
The engine comes mated to the S-Tronic automatic gearbox which sends the power to the front wheel. Audi claims the Q3 30 TFSI model can sprint from 0-100kmph in 8.9seconds with a top speed of 204kmph.
This 30 TFSI petrol unit does the duty in the Volkswagen Jetta, the new Beetle, and the new A4. Also, seen in this unit is the feature of 'Cylinder on Demand' as well. This feature shuts down a couple of cylinders based on requirement, which the company claims, will increase the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
The current Q3 in India sports the 2.0-litre TDI diesel mill which is available in two states of tune - 138bhp and 174bhp. With this mill, the new 30 TFSI unit will become the entry-level variant for the Q3 in India.
As for the design, the crossover SUV remains the same and there are no changes. As for the features, it could be the same, however, there could be some additions which will be known once launched in the country.