Official: Audi Q3 comes in early 2012

13/05/2011 - 06:16 | ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

The solo run of the BMW X1 in its segment is about to end very soon. Audi rival is ready to take on the baby crossover from BMW head on. Audi recently launched the A7 and the RS5 in the Indian Market.

Audi Q3 Orange

Audi executive Michael Perschke -

We are planning to launch the A6 in August followed by the Q3 early next year

This whole ‘launch after launch’ from Audi is an effort to accomplish the huge sales target that the company has set for itself. The company plans to sell 4,800-5,000 units in 2011.

The Audi Q3 is expected in a long list of engines will include a 147kW 2.0L TFSI engine, a 171kW 3.0L turbodiesel V6 and a 210kW 3.6L FSI V6 in the diesel category. The engine to watch out for if you are on a budget is the VW Group' 2.0-liter diesel engine featured on the Passat, Laura and Jetta.

The key success factor for this baby SUV would be the pricing. Audi needs to have an entry level variant to compete with the BMW X1 in a price bracket of 22-23 lakh rupees.

The rival from Mercedes – the GLC is still undergoing testing and will be ready only by 2014.

Source - Just-Auto.com

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