2017 Audi A3 Facelift India Launch comes after a time when the Mercedes CLA, its key rival got a facelift as well
Audi A3 Facelift continues with both petrol and diesel engines. The 35 TDI variant is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine which churns out 144 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque. Meanwhile the 35 TFSI variant gets a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, four-cylinder motor that is rated for a 150 PS. The diesel engine comes mated to a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, while the petrol engine is matched to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
The new Audi A3 Sedan measures 4458 mm long, 1796 mm wide and 1416 mm high. The facelift has a wheelbase of 2637 mm. The face-lift gets a wider Single-frame grille, new headlight design with optional LED headlights with dynamic turn signals. There is also a new rear light design. Side profile gets redesigned 16 inch alloy wheels. Improvements have also been made to chassis of the new A3 Sedan. The car comes with an electro-mechanical power steering and Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) along with electronic limited slip differential as standard with the A3 facelift of the front of axle.
The interiors have been subtly revamped as well, with new three dimensional titanium grey inlays on the dashboard, along with jet turbine like round air vents with spot and diffuse function. The new A3 Sedan’s luggage capacity is rated at 425 litres. Interior Feature list includes electrically retractable seven-inch screen, which isn’t a touch unit, Audi Sound System, Cruise Control with speed limiter function, panoramic sun roof, Milano Leather Seats, electrically adjustable front seats, dual zone air conditioning system with sun position sensor.
Infotainment system includes driver information system, MMI Navigation, storage package, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors with heating, electric folding and anti-glare function on both sides along with the interior mirror getting the same anti-glare function as well. Lastly, there is the Audi Parking system plus with rear view camera and Audi Phone Box with Wireless Charging on offer. The new Audi A3 35 TFSI variant starts at Rs. 30.50 lakhs and Rs. 32.30 Lakhs for the new Audi A3 35 TDI variant.