02 Aug New Audi Q3 Revealed
Audi has announced that it will introduce a new Q3 before the year is over. The new model is lined up to offer even more space and more technology although the US market won’t get the model until 2019. The redesign has been dubbed a family SUV by the German manufacturer, and it looks set to win over even more plaudits than the original Q3 did. Here’s what’s in store for you.
The interior has been completely redesigned and has features that set it worlds apart from competitors. This starts with a digital cabin that will include the Audi Virtual Cockpit and a huge 10.1-inch display. There is also a 10.25-inch virtual gauge that sits above the 10.1-inch display. Not everything is digital, however, and Audi keeps physical climate controls. Away from the cockpit, the new interior of the Q3 offers plenty of space. The backseat slides 5.9 inches, tilts into a 40/20/40 split and reclines at seven different levels to give you all the adjustable space you need. The shelf that comes with the cargo area is also adjustable at three levels and can even be stowed under the floor. Depending on your adjustments, the cargo area will fit between 530L to 675L. The Audi Q3 also comes with all of the latest technology, including in-car LTE WiFi, wireless charging and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. On top of that, there’s even voice recognition software for in-car assistance.
While the interior is all change, there’s not much change to the exterior of the Q3. The single frame grill still dominates the front of the car, while a slither of brightwork now underlines it unlike before. The headlights have also been redesigned and pinched to give a sleeker effect. The grille is now eight-sided, rather than six, for a sharper look.
The Q3 will come with four turbocharged engine options, including one diesel. Outputs of each engine will range from 150 horsepower to 230 horsepower. Front wheel drive and all-wheel drive options are available, and there’s a choice between a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.
As you’d expect, the Q3 will come with a host of safety features—more than ever before. This will include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning,
The Q3 looks like it will top its class and we expect to see a lot more Q3s come into the garage once the new model has been released in the US.