Exotic car photographer and founder of Supercars & Exotics In India Suraj Arumugam has posted high quality spy shots of the new Audi Q3 in Mumbai. Last week IndianAutosBlog.com brought readers two sets of images (Motorbeam's pics and OnCars' pics) of the same vehicle testing in Mumbai. It even prompted our friends at Motoroids.com to speculate if an early launch is on the cards.
Audi has gone on record that an early 2012 launch is their plan, but seeing the unshakable BMW X1 having the entire segment to itself could have triggered the panic button at the Audi India office.
What's expected under the hood of Audi Q3?
The 2.0-liter TDI from the VW Jetta/Passat, Skoda Laura/Superb will sit under the Q3's hood sending at least 140PS to the rear wheels. This should be paired to a 7-speed DSG. The 2.0-liter TFSI is the engine for the petrol lover sending not less than 170PS to the rear wheels. Audi hasn't sold a car under 30 lakh rupees in India, but that shouldn't stop them from pricing the Q3 at 30 lakh rupees.
It is a good idea for Audi to have a special screening of the Q3 before the Auto Expo as chances are it might get lost in the crowd. Unless Audi's planning a (shock) price announcement at the Auto Expo, the Q3 will not draw the eyeballs it will on other days.
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Audi Q3 test mule high resolution images
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