After a pause of almost three years, Audi will resume assembly work at the Volkswagen Group plant in São José dos Pinhais (PR). The resumption of the Audi Q3 collection is planned for July, now in a new generation with two body options: standard and Sportback, and the appearance of a coupe.
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National cars will have only one mechanical option. This is a 231 hp and 34.7 kgfm 2.0 TSI gasoline engine, similar to the 2022 VW Jetta GLI. However, instead of a seven-speed manual transmission, the 2.0 Q3 always has an eight-speed automatic transmission. -wheel drive – this is the first time Audi has assembled a model with quattro appeal in Brazil.
The Audi Q3 2.0 has been on pre-sale since February this year and is now being delivered. The good news is that they were cheaper thanks to the reduced IPI: before the price was between R$297,990 and R$347,990, but the prices have been reduced to between BRL 273,990 and BRL 339,990.
All of this first group is still made up of cars already imported from Hungary, but already with the same dimensions and the same modifications exclusive to the Brazilian market that the units will be assembled in Paraná.
It will not be too difficult to maintain balance. Most of the parts for the cars assembled in Brazil will be imported from the Györ factory. They will be of Brazilian Hungarian origin.
The main change is in the new suspension tuning. In the case of the Audi Q3 Sportback, the new shock absorbers raise the front by 18.5 mm and the rear by 13.5 mm.
Audi Q3 2022 versions, equipment and prices:
Audi Q3 1.4 TSI, with 150 hp, seven-speed S-Tronic gearbox and front-wheel drive, arrived in Brazil in early 2020 in three versions. Now, only the base Prestige 1.4 version remains, at R$261,990. All available units, however, are still for 2021/2022, as they will be the last to be sold in this discontinued configuration. The Q3 Prestige 2.0 costs BRL 273,990 and is already 2022/2022.
The first Q3 with a 2.0-liter engine and all-wheel drive is the Performance, for BRL 290,990. Then comes the Black Performance, for R$ 315,990. That’s the same amount as the Q3 Sportback Performance. already Q3 Sportback Performance Black costs BRL 339,990.
- Q3 Prestige 1.4 – BRL 261,990
- Q3 Prestige 2.0 – BRL 273,990
- Performance Q3 2.0 – BRL 290,990
- Q3 Performance Black 2.0 – BRL 315,990
- Performance Q3 Sportback 2.0 – BRL 315,990
- Q3 Sportback Performance Black 2.0 – BRL 339,990
Also all versions will have full LED headlights, multimedia center with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and automatic. The mid-level Performance quattro includes an electric trunk opening and closing, dual-zone climate control and a digital instrument panel.
The top of the line Black Performance also includes a sunroof, 19-inch wheels and a sports visual package. Driving systems such as adaptive cruise control are optional on the more expensive version.