Audi has actually produced the Q3 compact crossover since 2011, however didn’t offer it to stateside clients till after applying a refresh for the2015 model year. Since its star-spangled arrival, the luxury-oriented high-stance five-door has actually published strong sales numbers, carrying out well in a sector laden with competitors. Nowadays, as demand for little SUVs shows no signs of easing off, Audi is getting ready to release the second-generation Q3, and while we have yet to receive main specs from the producer, our spy photographers just captured a camo-clad test mule prepping for some real-world tests. Updates are expected for every single area of the vehicle, including brand-new powerplant options, more tech for the cabin, as well as exterior styling motivated by among the best Audi models ever created.
2019 Audi Q3 Exterior
Sadly, the spy shots do not expose much. That said, this is Audi we’re discussing, and odds are the styling will remain quite similar to the existing Q3. That implies narrow, sharply angled headlights with Xenon bulbs and LED daytime running lights, a big Singleframe grille, aluminum trim, roofing rails, a spoiler on the hatch, and LED taillights. It likewise looks like though the exhaust suggestions will now come integrated with the rear bumper, but those black indents could also very well be faux louvers. Audi fans will be thrilled to discover that the new 2019 Audi Q3 will allegedly draw styling cues from the rally-bred Audi Quattro, which break onto the scene in the ’80s in a blaze of wonderful opposite lock.
2019 Audi Q3 Interior
Inside, anticipate all the exact same high-class materials and spotless fit and surface Audi is understood for. The design needs to echo the new A4, with a revamped steering wheel and fewer buttons on the dash. Mounted in a commanding position above the center stack will be a big touchscreen, while Audi’s Virtual Cockpit (digital instrumentation) will occupy the gauge cluster. Leather upholstery will come standard, and customers will have a slew of colors to choose from.
Keeping it safe will be the latest automated and security technologies, such as automated braking, pedestrian screen, lane-keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, and a blind spot display. Other technology will consist of navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, voice control, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. In back will be a little additional freight space courtesy of the increased dimensions– more than the present 16.71 square feet (48.2 square feet with the seats folded down). Rear seating ought to likewise benefit slightly from the increased length.
2019 Audi Q3 Engine
U.S. customers will probably get the same drivetrain choices as in the past, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Both FWD and AWD will be provided. Currently, the Q3 makes 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, which is reputable for the section. However, I ‘d like to see Audi tune the four-banger for additional output and a little bit greater mpg, which is pretty much expected now with each successive model cycle (particularly when it concerns the next generation).
The 2019 Audi Q3 will likewise be offered as a diesel, but don’t hold your breathe if you’re expecting an oil burner option in the United States. One possibility, nevertheless, is a brand-new hybrid model, which would probably go global if Audi made it. Another exciting possibility is the idea that Audi might lastly bring us the pumped-up efficiency variant, the RS Q3. This thing sports a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder draining around 340 horse power and 330 pound-feet of torque, which would be a far much better complement to the Quattro-inspired styling cues than anything else I can think about.
2019 Audi Q3 Release Date and Price
Pricing for the 2019 Audi Q3 is set at $33,700 for the entry-level trim (the Premium Plus) and $38,600 for the next rung up (the Prestige). We’ll more than likely see the second-gen Q3 launching some time late in the year, while early 2018 is also a possibility. In either case, testing appears to be in full swing at this moment, so even more exposes are expected in the future.