Audi A3 (Facelift 2017) Launched in India | Know Price, Specifications, Mileage & Review

Audi A3 has just got a new facelift model for 2017 in India and it is becoming the most talked about topic in the country. Driving Indians crazy over its new muscular built, lavish interiors, luxurious look and what not! Welcome 2017 with the new Audi A3 deriving inspiration from big daddy Audi A4. Catering to classes and not masses since their launch worldwide, Audi A3 launched in 2017 in India is taking the entire automobile sector in its stride for it has specifications class-apart!

Audi A3 2017 Facelift Price in India

Launching two grades of Audi A3 today in both petrol and diesel variants, mainly Premium Plus and Technology, price range starts from 30.5 lacs to 35.8 lacs. Initial buzz of the price range starting from 25 lacs has been increased by an approximate 33% owing to amazing features they have incorporated in the new Audi A3 facelift.

Audi A3 2017 Facelift Mileage

The petrol variant claims to give 19.20 kmpl on the A3 which is quite high as per Indian Standards. Think about what Diesel variant has to offer. Go for a test drive and figure that out.

Comparison of Diesel and Petrol Variants (Audi A3 2017) 

Incorporation of features mentioned below if doesn’t make you “give them your money for that car”, then do not call yourself a car lover. Though petrol variant in 2017 in Audi A3 is much powerful than previous ones. Following are the specifications with which Audi A3 is going to shake you off from your complacency.

   Petrol Variant                                            Diesel Variant

  • 1.4L TFSI 4-cycle engine                         2.0L TDI turbodiesel engine
  • 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)    6-speed DSG
  • Cylinder On-Demand                               —————
  • 150 hp and 250 Nm                                  143 hp and 320 Nm

India’s Audi A3 2017 Facelift Images

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Audi A3 Facelift Specifications

  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Improvised design of bumper
  • Single frame grille and black plastic slats
  • Dynamic turn indicators
  • 16-inch wheels
  • Conforms to BS-IV emission norms

2017 Facelift Audi A3 Interiors 

The upgradation of the contemporary look is the key factor to this latest and young member of the Audi family, Audi A3 2017. Find the description of the interiors as below :

  • TT-inspired HVAC vents
  • MMI infotainment system
  • Milano upholstery in leather
  • Leathered steering wheel
  • 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Reverse camera for parking
  • 2 chrome trim pieces on air dams below headlights
  • Audi Phone Box
  • GPS-guided navigation
  • Auto dimming Outer Rear View Mirror (ORVMs)
  • 7-inch display screen at the centre and much more…

Audi A3 2017 Facelift Critical Review

The review is based on the launch of the same car in Germany a few months ago. The critical eye review of the Audi Facelift 2017 in India includes:

  • Simple yet a well-proportioned design
  • Elements of design deriving inspiration from A4
  • Looks pretty contentious
  • Adventurously sportier -esp. in Red
  • Upgaradtion of bumper
  • New taillights cluster in LED
  • Better quality of ride due to 16-inch wheels
  • Suitable for average Indian road condition

Little Disappointment in Indian market – Audi A3 2017 Facelift

Unlike the launch of variants and models in the European and German markets a step-motherly treatment has been encountered in the India in the launch of Audi A3 Facelift in 2017. Indian facelift suffers major missings put up as follows:

  • No Virtual cockpit
  • No start-stop button
  • No Apple Car Play
  • No Android Auto
  • No black and beige interiors
  • Same dashboard design

Though a lot of comparisons are being made in its counterpart Audi A3 but the facelift version was definitely highly awaited in the Indian Market. For the car lovers who simply buy cars every 6 months as their passion, this one is highly recommended. A must drive, I am ready to go, Are you???

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