The new car 2017 Audi A3 facelift has been launched recently in India at a price of 30.5 lakhs. The car is the fifth launch from Audi in India for the year 2017, and the company is soon planning to launch 5 other models that include the Audi A5 before the end of the year. Another version of this car named, Audi A3 Cabriolet was also launched in February 2017. As the model is the facelift, it doesn’t get so many changes in its look and features, but it certainly has got some updates as compared to the previous model. The new model has been offered 1.4-litre petrol engine and existing 1.0-litre diesel engine. The fuel efficient figure for petrol is 19.2 kmpl while for the diesel is 20.38 kmpl. Here are the Audi A3 facelift specifications which you might want to know.
The first change in the car is that it has got a new 1.4-litre petrol engine that has replaced the old 1.8-litre unit. The same engine is offered on Audi A4 as well. The 1.4-litre motor comes with Audi’s cylinder on demand, which can shut down two cylinders out of four when it is not in need, therefore increasing the fuel efficiency as well.
The front grille up is bigger and is inspired from the bigger model, A4. The A3 facelift is offered in the two variants that include Technology and Premium Plus with the latter being the higher one. They are being offered in two versions of 1.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines.
The Premium Plus variant has got 16-inch alloy wheels with the star design. The car has also got Xenon Plus headlamps in addition to panoramic glass roof.
While talking about the interior, Audi A3 Facelift leather steering wheel which is a multi-function, driver information system with color display, 3D inlays and cruise control with speed limit system.
The premium plus has also got 2 Zone auto AC system with sun sensor. Even the driver seat is also electrically adjustable.
The 2017 Audi A3 Facelift premium plus has also got 7 airbags that include one for driver’s knees as well. There is also the tire pressure monitoring system.
The premium plus car also gets the storage and parking system plus feature with the selective display presented.
Taling about the technology, the Audi A3 facelift has got the LED headlamps and dynamic indicators at the front. The car also had the range control and washers for the headlamps.
The other Audi A3 facelift specifications are navigation package, wing mirrors which are highly adjustable, interior view mirror and rear view camera too.
It has got adjustable seats, which can be adjusted electrically which also has Milano Upholstery which makes the seat more comfortable.
A3 facelift is being offered a very notable change such that it is featuring a frame grille present at the front that can be easily adjusted by the led headlamps.Other changes that can be seen are in nose.Rear and side profile remain unchanged for the LED tail lamp which is available at the rear.The interior design has been made in a very superficially manner giving a different look to the car. While talking about the features in this car,it consists of a USB port,AC vents and 12.3 inch TFT screen with Audi’s virtual cockpit. Other feature lists include new leather wrapped steering wheel, HVAC vents, MMI infotainment system and Milano leather seats. The topping model has also got reverse parking camera, GPS navigation, and Audi Phone Box. Since, the entry premium segment is still in the budding stage, A3 facelift rivals from German counterparts that include Mercedes-Benz A class. B class and BMW 1 series.