SOURCE: Audi of America

Audi of America

March 10, 2015 10:00 ET

2015 A3 and Q3 Named to 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000

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  • 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000 evaluated on exceptional performance and standard equipment offering
  • List established to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions
  • A3 and Q3 boast a variety of standard amenities and features found in larger flagship Audi vehicles

The Audi A3 and Q3 have been named to the 2015 list. Kelley Blue Book's 10 Best Luxury Cars under $35,000 list recognizes vehicles with exceptional standard equipment, fuel economy and performance.

"The 2015 A3 and Q3 raise the bar for what is to be expected in terms of standard performance and technology in the entry premium market," said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. "This unwillingness to compromise on the amenities that drivers value most is reflected by the recognition from KBB."

The 2015 A3 Sedan brings to the entry premium market new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans. The A3 features standard leather seating surfaces, ultra-thin retractable MMI® display, Panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights. It is joined by the Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel sedan and the high-performance S3 sedan.

The 2015 Q3 is a premium, compact SUV that pairs coupe-like looks with the utility of a SUV. Its quality engineering and advanced features offer strong performance and functionality, but also advanced technology and driving dynamics. Like the A3, the Q3 comes generously appointed with a long list of standard equipment, including a Panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade, Audi xenon plus front lighting with LED DRLs and taillights, and heated, 12-way power front seats. Q3 also comes standard with leather seating surfaces and LED interior lighting. Available features include quattro® permanent all-wheel drive, Audi side assist and Audi parking system with rearview camera and the award-winning Audi connect® infotainment system.

Kelley Blue Book's has a dedicated 12-person Editorial staff, who collectively drive and review nearly every new vehicle on the road each year. The list was comprised from the team's selection for the 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000 based on expert opinion and leading industry knowledge.

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Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered over 1,741,000 vehicles to customers globally in 2014, and broke all-time company sales records for the 5th straight year in the U.S. Through 2019, AUDI AG plans to invest about 24 billion euros - 70 percent of the investment will flow into the development of new models and technologies. Visit or for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

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