Audi India has announced that local assembly of the new Q3 and Q3 Sportback SUVs has begun in India. The Q3 was introduced in India in August of the previous year, while the Sportback joined the lineup in 2023. First units of the two SUVs sent were CBU imports, but now that Audi has accounted for both models being locally assembled at the time of their market launch (and priced them accordingly), the prices for the Q3 and Q3 Sportback remain unchanged. The SUVs will be produced alongside other Audi models at the Volkswagen Group’s Aurangabad facility.

As with the rest of Audi’s lineup, the Q3 and Q3 Sportback are both gasoline-only models. Both SUVs are powered by a 2.-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 187 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed automatic gearbox transmits electrical energy to the axles.

The Q3 was launched in India in August of last year.

The ubiquitous Q3 is available in two trim levels: Premium Plus and Engineering. The SUV features LED headlamps, a panoramic sunroof, powered front seats, selectable ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, a digital cockpit digital instrument display, cruise control, and additional features. The Q3 Sportback, meanwhile, is equipped with a nearly identical assortment of features, albeit with sportier front fascia accents. The Sportback is only available in a single Technology configuration.

The Q3 costs between Rs 44.89 lakh and Rs 50.39 lakh, whereas the Sportback costs Rs 51.43 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). The Audi Q3 surpasses the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1, but the Q3 Sportback lacks a direct rival.