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August 07, 2013
Audi will launch the Q3 S SUV in India on August 19. The Q3 S is basically a base version of the Q3- the smallest SUV in the Audi lineup which also includes the Q7 and the Q5 SUVs. The Q3 S will come with a front wheel drive layout as opposed to Audi’s trademark Quattro system which will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Power will come from a de-tuned 2.0 TDI motor good for 140 bhp as opposed to the 177bhp which the standard Q3 makes. Also missing will be the trademark Audi daytime running LED lamps. Standard equipment will include leather seats, cruise control, voice dialog system, climate control, MMI with Bluetooth connectivity and 18-inch alloy wheels amongst others, find their way on this budget variant.

Expect Audi to price the Audi Q3 S near the Rs. 25 lakh mark which will pit it squarely against the likes of the Mercedes A and B-Class and the upcoming BMW 1-series which will hit our shores on September 3.