05 Oct Take a Look at the New 2019 Audi Q3
It seems like everyone loves a compact crossover these days. The small SUV market is absolutely booming. The great news for Audi lovers is that Audi will soon have one of the strongest compact crossover offerings next year thanks to a redesigned Audi Q3.
Onlookers at the 2018 Paris auto show got a first glimpse of the new Q3, which was unveiled last Tuesday. Don’t worry, though, it will be heading to the US showrooms for the first half of 2019. What will it bring with it? The new Audi Q3 will come with a sharper, sexier look, better proportions and a huge amount of new tech inside. The new Audi Q3 will also have the VW Group’s new MQB platform that Audi currently use in the A1, A3, and TT.
Compared to last year’s Audi Q3, the length has increased by 3.8 inches. Three inches of that increase comes between the wheels which means cabin space has been greatly increased. The new Q3 is also 0.2 inches lower and an inch wider. All of that makes for a very impressive 53.9 inches of storage space when the rear seats are folded flat.
The specifications of the US car haven’t yet been released, but if it’s like other markets then there will be three gas engines and one diesel. All of them are turbocharged inline four cylinders, with the most powerful providing 230 horsepower. Transmission wise, there is a six-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed dual-clutch unit. There’s also all-wheel drive offered on every car, which can be enhanced with hill descent. This feature will help you maintain a preset speed down a steep gradient.
That’s not the only driving mode that Audi offers with the Q3, however. There are also several dynamic settings such as suspension damping and sport-tuned suspension. That sports-suspension offering is offered as standard on S-Line Q3s.
The exterior design of the new Audi Q3 has become much more muscular, with the fenders giving a nod to the Audi Quattro. Rim-wise, the Audi Q3 offers 17 and 18 inches wheels, with a 20-inch Audi Sport option available.
Inside, things have really heated up. The interior design of the 2019 Audi Q3 resembles those found in high-end Audi models. The dash is split into two levels: the top part integrates air vents and a digital instrument cluster and the bottom part integrates an octagonal area that includes an infotainment screen and black-panel surround. The infotainment system comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
There are several driver aids that come with the Audi Q3 such as adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist and front collision warning. There is also park assist with automated steering and a surround-view camera to help with parking.
Excited to get your hands on the new Audi Q3, it won’t be long once we hit 2019!