Audi launches Q3 Sportback at Rs 51.43 lakh

The Audi Q3 Sportback is available only in the top spec Technology trim.

By Akhil Dalvi, Autocar India calendar 13 Feb 2023 Views icon2604 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Audi has launched the new Q3 Sportback coupe SUV in India at Rs 51.43 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Q3 Sportback is available only in the top spec Technology trim and is around Rs 1 lakh more expensive than the standard Q3 SUV which currently retails for Rs 44.89 lakh-Rs 50.39 lakh. Audi has already opened bookings for the coupe SUV at a token amount of Rs 2 lakh.

Exterior design and size
The Q3 Sportback gets the S-line styling pack as standard and features unique design elements when compared to the standard Q3 SUV. At the front, the coupe SUV features a large hexagonal grille that has a honeycomb pattern as opposed to the slatted pattern on the Q3 SUV. Additionally, it also gets sharper, more triangular-shaped air intakes with a silver finish. The Q3 Sportback gets 10-spoke, 18-inch alloys and sports a sharply raked roofline.

When it comes to dimensions, the Q3 Sportback measures 4,518mm in length, 1,843mm in width and 1,558mm in height. This makes it 36mm longer, 6mm narrower and 49mm shorter than the Q3 SUV. Audi is offering 5 colour options on the Q3 Sportback - Turbo Blue, Glacier White, Chronos Grey, Mythos Black, Navarra Blue.

Interior and features
When it comes to the interior, the Q3 Sportback shares an identical layout as the Q3 SUV. Moreover, it also gets the same 10.1-inch touchscreen and Audi’s Virtual Cockpit all-digital instrument cluster. Audi is offering two interior upholstery colour options on the Q3 Sportback - Okapi Brown and Pearl Beige.

Similar to the Q3 SUV, the Q3 Sportback is well equipped and gets features like a 10-speaker audio system, wireless charger, 30-colour ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof and dual-zone climate control. Its key safety features include six airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchorages and a tyre-pressure monitoring system. However, like the Q3 SUV, the Sportback also lacks ADAS features.

Powertrain details
Both the Q3 Sportback and the Q3 SUV share the same powertrain. This means that the former is powered by the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that’s mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and puts out 190hp and 320Nm of peak torque.

With the power being sent to all four wheels,the coupe SUV can accelerate from 0-100kph in a claimed 7.3 seconds until it reaches a top speed of 220kph. To get a more in-depth look at how the Q3 Sportback performs in the real world, you can read our review by clicking here.

Rivals and competition
The Q3 Sportback has no direct rivals as currently there are no other entry-level coupe SUVs in the market. The nearest coupe SUV to the Q3 Sportback is the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (Rs 72.50 lakh) which sits in a segment higher.

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