Audi’s been identified putting a new Q3 model through its paces that’s expected to be both larger and lighter than the outgoing model. Images courtesy of Carscoops and our unique render programs what this brand-new BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA competitor could appear like when it goes on sale in 2018.
2018 Audi Q3 Styling
Our exclusive render, above, reveals exactly what the upcoming 2018 Audi Q3 might appear like. It’s expected to borrow styling hints from both the bigger Q5 and the smaller sized Q2, consisting of a contrasting silver grille flanked by a pair of square LED headlights and two big angular air intakes. New black wheelarch trims and thick plastic side skirts ought to assist overemphasize the new car’s ground clearance and offer it an imposing, off-road-ready appearance. At the rear, the upcoming Q3’s anticipated to feature a set of slim brakelights, two broad red reflectors and a set of chrome exhaust pointers situateded in a more aggressive rear bumper than the outbound model.
2018 Audi Q3 Interior
The upcoming 2018 Audi Q3 is expected to feature a much more contemporary cabin than the old car’s rather dated style. A free-standing infotainment screen must be rollovered from the larger Q5, revealed above, while a slick Virtual Cockpit display is anticipated to change conventional dials and gauges on range-topping models. Audi’s expected to ditch the old Q3’s many layers of heating and ventilation controls in favour of an easier, more minimalist style, motivated by the Q2. Legroom and headroom ought to get a substantial boost over the old car thanks to the new Q3’s bigger platform while bootspace need to grow from 420-litre to more closely match the BMW X1’s 505-litre loadbay.
2018 Audi Q3 Engines and Driving
Under the new Q3’s bonnet need to be a similar choice of engines to the Q2. Petrol models, ranging from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder system to a 188hp 2.0-litre model, should fit you if you regularly circumnavigate town while a pair of 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesels will be a better bet if you invest more time on the motorway. The facelifted VW Golf’s new 1.5-litre petrol engine could also be fitted to the 2018 Audi Q3 while a sportier SQ3 model could come fitted with a version of the Golf GTI’s 230hp turbo petrol engine. Entry-level models will likely come with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox as standard while higher-spec versions need to be fitted with 4×4 and a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.
2018 Audi Q3 Price and Release Date
The 2018 Audi Q3 is anticipated to make its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September and could go on sale in early 2018. Entry-level models must cost from roughly ₤ 30,000 while tip-spec cars might set you back ₤ 40,000.