The Audi of Brazil starts production of the SUV Audi Q3 at its unit in São José dos Pinhais – Paraná -. Next March
Audi Brazilian Q3 will be built with the 1.4 TSI 150 horses, powered exclusively by gasoline – which is not without some perplexity by the fact that on the same assembly line out the national Golf and the Audi A3 Sedan -. both with the 1.4 TSI 150 horses Flex
happens that the Audi Q3, as well as the VW Jetta 1.4 TSI manufactured in São Bernardo do Campo (SP), they are not based on the platform flexible MQB, but the PQ35 architecture – which led to the 6th generation Golf – not sold in Brazil
Thus, the adoption of the 1.4 TSI engine Flex require additional development costs.
With the absence of flex engine, the Audi Q3 in front of disadvantage the BMW X1, which is already being assembled in Brazil with flex engine and also the models of the national Mercedes-Benz, which also will adopt 1.6 Flex enginesSource:. Fernando Calmon / High Wheel