2017 Audi A3 (facelift) launched in India at INR 30.5 Lakhs
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Petrol variant now powered by a 1.4 TSI with Cylinder On-Demand.
Following its local test drive in February, Audi has launched the 2017 Audi A3 (facelift) in India. It is available in both petrol and diesel variants spread across two grades: Premium Plus and Technology, and prices range between INR 30.5 Lakhs – INR 35.8 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The A3’s facelifted exterior borrows inspiration from the latest Audi A4, featuring new LED headlamps, Singleframe grille with black plastic slats, new bumper design, and LED taillamps with dynamic turn indicators.
Inside, the design is similar to the outgoing car, but gains new elements and feature upgrade for a contemporary look. It has a new leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel, TT-inspired HVAC vents, new MMI infotainment system with a display that can be retracted and Milano leather upholstery. The top-end Technology grade comes equipped with reverse parking camera, Audi Phone Box, GPS-guided navigation, and auto dimming ORVMs.
New to the A3 is a 1.4L TFSI 4-cyl petrol engine paired with a 7-speed DSG gearbox and Cylinder On-Demand, which produces 150 hp and 250 Nm. The diesel variant continues with a 2.0L TDI turbodiesel engine producing 143 hp and 320 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed DSG.