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2016 Audi Q3 Price Increases to $33,700 Due to Facelift Updates

Audi USA has just announced the 2016 Q3 will be priced from $33,700 when the upgraded and cosmetically refreshed SUV hits dealerships later this year. Those of you with a long enough memory might remember that when launched, the 2013 Q3 retailed for $32,500 as a 2.0T Premium Plus model. So why have they made it so much more expensive?
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For starters, the 2016 Q3 is a facelift model that brings with it several cosmetic tweaks. These include new xenon plus headlights with LED daytime accents, 18-inch wheels.

Inside, the standard equipment seems to be more generous. The 2016 Q3 now features heated 12-way adjustable leather seats, a panoramic roof, a reversing camera, Alu-optic MMI controls and LED ambient lighting. You really could buy just the entry-level car.

The engine is the same one as before, a 2-liter TFSI turbo rated at 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed Tiptronic auto that can be matched to an optional quattro all-wheel drive system. The Q3 gets 20/29/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) with FWD and one less mile to the gallon on the highway if you opt for AWD.

Speaking of quattro, we have to mention that it will cost you $35,800 to get a Q3 with such a feature, plus another $925 for destination and handling charges.

The Prestige model comes with the same powertrain choices for either $38,600 or $40,700. The difference is in the amount of high-tech features. The Prestige trim now features full LED headlights and dynamic rear turn signals along with the S line exterior package and 19-inch wheels. A BOSE sound system with 14 speakers and a power tailgate with a programmable preset opening angle are also thrown in for good measure.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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