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Audi Starts Making The Q3 In Spain

2012 Audi Q3

Earlier this week, Audi has begun making the Q3 compact sport utility vehicle at SEAT’s plant located in Martorell, Spain. The Volkswagen Group, through Audi and Seat, has invested about $330 million for upgrading the facility in order to prepare it for the production of the Q3.

Audi has high hopes of its Q3 model as they anticipate selling 100,000 units per year. With this Volkswagen Tiguan-based SUV, the German automaker hopes to grab the title of the best selling premium SUV in Europe, taking the crown from the BMW X1.

The Audi Q3 officially goes on sale this month in Germany and at first it will be available with a choice of three engines. The first one is a gasoline 2.0 TFSI unit that produces 168 hp (170 PS / 125 kW) or 208 hp (211 PS / 155 kW). If you prefer diesels, you can opt for the 2.0 TDI unit that generates 174 hp (177 PS / 130 kW). Later on, Audi will offer a less powerful 2.0 TDI engine with 138 hp (140 PS / 103 kW).

The starting price for the Audi Q3 in Germany is 29,900 Euros.

Source: Audi via WCF

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