Audi North America announced a $2k price cut for the entry-level Audi Q3 by introducing a new variant called 40 TFSI with a base of $34k. The Audi Q3 40 TFSI comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 184 hp and 320 nm of torque. There is another model called Audi 45 TFSI that uses the same displacement engine but with 228 hp and 350 nm of torque.
The 40 TFSI still comes standard with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive system. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 7.4 seconds and then hit the top speed of 220 kph.
The 2021 Audi Q3 40 TFSI features Touch Response MMI system, a fully digital instrument cluster, power front seats, lane departure warning, high-beam assist, and three-zone climate control. while this is an entry-level version, the most expensive variant of Q3 is called RSQ3 and is available with 400 hp and 480 nm of torque engine. This model is a super crossover and can hit 100 kph in 4.5 seconds. Sadly this version is won't to be sold in the US.
In terms of pricing, the Audi 40 TFSI is about $2k more expensive than the A3 sedan so it can interest buyers who are looking for more space in that price range.