How is it on a daily basis and how does it compare to the imported one?

How is it on a daily basis and how does it compare to the imported one?


Guilherme Menezes /iG Cars

Audi Q3: A multi-spec model, with comfort, technology and good performance

It’s been a few years since the SUV market began to rise rapidly in Brazil’s license plate numbers. After this crisis and the final chaos, the added value of cars increased, due to the rise in production costs and the decrease in market supply.

In the midst of all this, we see the greatest demand in the premium segment, which is also successful with SUVs with coupe airs. This situation was motivated Audi
to proceed with the opening of a factory in Brazil, in São José dos Pinhais (PR). There, new Q3 sports returns
(which represents 70% of the mix, depending on the brand) and the traditional Q3, which is our test car.

How do you do every day? The tested unit is the high-end version Black Performance
, which costs R$ 315,990. Among the important things, we see the presence of S-Line Package
which adds leather and Alcantara seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel with 19-inch wheels.

in the list of voluntary
there’s autopilot with traffic assist functions, lane departure warning, a Sonos 3D sound system with 15 speakers and a subwoofer, which produces 680W of power.

We had the opportunity to understand if there is difference
between the national one and the previous one, which was of the same generation, but imported from Hungary. The answer is that, except for one thing, there is no difference.

This is explained by the fact that its production is based on the SKD (Semi Knock-Down) regime, which includes the arrival of components individually, but already completely assembled. In Brazil, they have gathered in a car for, therefore, a The new Q3
nationally prepare yourself.

Two benefits of this strategy
is to reduce production costs, at the same time it is easier to maintain the level of quality.

What is the only difference we see from Q3
Hungarian to the Nation? Absence of induction charger. Before we even know it, the team is there Audi
highlighted that as soon as we were given a test drive.

As we learn from them, this is due to the lack of equipment industries
faces, but that, in the future, the product should return.

O SUV
It is equipped only with a turbo engine 2.0, with 231 hp and 34.7 kgfm of torque at 1,700 rpm, which works with all-wheel drive. From what we saw during our tests, the model clearly showed that it works convincingly and survives even those who value performance the most.

It is not surprising, as it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7 seconds and reaches 240 km / h. And that, without leaving a satisfactory mark of usage
of oil. The Q3 has 8 km/l (city) and 10.5 km/l (highway), according to Inmetro.

Another aspect that called attention in the test car was good stability, as well lightness
and speed of command. The current car (whether Hungarian or Brazilian) is, in fact, a remarkable evolution of its predecessor, with steering systems, suspension and brakes that are always correct.

In addition to the things we have already mentioned, the whole Audi Q3
it has an instrument panel with a 10.25” digital screen, dual-zone air conditioning, electric trunk opening and closing and hands-free system, key access and exit; ambient light
Electric and automatic folding windows, as well as a panoramic sunroof, are available as options.

The strong lines of the car, both outside and inside, give the idea of ​​a “strong” car it really is. More than that, positive certainty
for the choice of finishes, which is a sensitive touch in the car.

The driving position can be anything you want, with many possibilities combination
between the height and depth of the steering wheel and the position of the seat, which has electric adjustment.

The only thing that may be different is the availability of multimedia system
. In our tests, we were unable to enable cellular connectivity via Bluetooth. If it wasn’t for the USB C adapter provided by the launch event organization, we couldn’t connect via cable either.

Conclusion

The national version of Audi Q3
it proved to be versatile, well-equipped and well-executed, making it clear that it remains one of the most desirable mid-size luxury SUVs today.

But we are missing something electricity
in the example, something that has been an important thing in the field, in which one important aspect has been the issue of energy efficiency.

Q3 line prices

Q3 Prestige quattro 2.0 TFSI R$ 273,990

Q3 Performance Quattro 2.0 TFSI R$ 290,990

Performance Q3 Quattro Black 2.0 TFSI R$ 315,990

Q3 Sportback Performance Quattro 2.0 TFSI R$ 315,990

Q3 Sportback Performance Black quattro 2.0 TFSI R$ 339,990

Audi Q3 data sheet

Engine: 2.0 TFSI, 231 hp and 34.7 kgfm

Transmission: automatic, 8 speed, 4×4 traction

Operation: electric

Suspension: McPherson (front) and multi-arm (rear)

Brakes: ventilated disc on all four wheels

Tires: 235/50 R19

Dimensions: height 448.4 cm; wide 184.9 cm; alt. 161.6 centimeters; wheelbase 268 cm;

weight of 1,776 kg

Trunk: 530 liters

Consumption: 8 km/l (city) and 10.5 km/l (highway)

0 to 100 km/h: 7 seconds

well Maximum: 240 km / h