After the launch of the convertible A3 Cabriolet, Audi decided to launch the upgraded A3 sedan in the Indian auto market two months later in February 2017. The automaker gave the sedan a new look, including a new petrol engine, which brings it under the category of the larger variant, the Audi A4. Audi has officially priced the base model at Rs. 30.5 lakh (ex-showroom price in Delhi).
As far as the specs are concerned, the 2017 Audi A3 Facelift now comes with a 150hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. Just like the convertible model, this car also comes with cylinder-on-demand technology that allows the switch off any two of the four cylinders it possesses. This helps to improve the fuel economy as per the driving situations. The gearbox incorporated in the car offers seven-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the diesel model offers a 143hp, 2.0-litre TDI engine unit as featured in the old model.
Written by Jai Sabharwal