Audi has actually produced the Q3 compact crossover since 2011, however didn’t provide it to stateside customers till after applying a refresh for the2015 model year. Since its star-spangled arrival, the luxury-oriented high-stance five-door has actually posted strong sales numbers, performing well in a sector stuffed with competition. Nowadays, as need for little SUVs shows no signs of easing off, Audi is gearing up to release the second-generation Q3, and while we have yet to get official specs from the producer, our spy photographers just caught a camo-clad test mule prepping for some real-world tests. Updates are expected for every area of the vehicle, including brand-new powerplant choices, more tech for the cabin, as well as exterior styling influenced by one of the best Audi models ever produced.
2019 Audi Q3 Exterior
Regrettably, the spy shots don’t expose much. That said, this is Audi we’re speaking about, and chances are the styling will stay rather just like the present Q3. That means narrow, dramatically angled headlights with Xenon bulbs and LED daytime running lights, a big Singleframe grille, aluminum trim, roof rails, a spoiler on the hatch, and LED taillights. It likewise looks like though the exhaust pointers will now come integrated with the rear bumper, but those black indents could also very well be faux louvers. Audi fans will be pleased to learn that the brand-new 2019 Audi Q3 will supposedly draw styling hints from the rally-bred Audi Quattro, which burst onto the scene in the ’80s in a blaze of remarkable opposite lock.
2019 Audi Q3 Interior
Inside, expect all the very same high-class materials and immaculate fit and surface Audi is understood for. The layout must echo the new A4, with an upgraded wheel and less buttons on the dash. Installed in a commanding position above the center stack will be a large touchscreen, while Audi’s Virtual Cockpit (digital instrumentation) will inhabit the gauge cluster. Leather upholstery will come basic, and consumers will have a variety of colors to select from.
Keeping it safe will be the current automated and safety technologies, such as automatic braking, pedestrian screen, lane-keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, and a blind spot monitor. Other technology will consist of navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, voice control, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. In back will be a little extra cargo 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 somewhat from the increased length.
2019 Audi Q3 Engine
U.S. customers will more than likely get the same drivetrain choices as previously, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automated transmission. Both FWD and AWD will be provided. Currently, the Q3 makes 200 horse power and 207 pound-feet of torque, which is respectable for the sector. Nevertheless, I ‘d like to see Audi tune the four-banger for additional output and a bit greater mpg, which is pretty much anticipated now with each successive model cycle (particularly when it comes to the next generation).
The 2019 Audi Q3 will also be offered as a diesel, but do not hold your breathe if you’re anticipating an oil burner choice in the U.S. One possibility, nevertheless, is a brand-new hybrid model, which would likely go global if Audi made it. Another exciting possibility is the idea that Audi may finally bring us the pumped-up performance variant, the RS Q3. This thing sports a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder draining around 340 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, which would be a far better complement to the Quattro-inspired styling cues than anything else I can think of.
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 phoned (the Prestige). We’ll most likely see the second-gen Q3 launching some time late in the year, while early 2018 is likewise a possibility. In any case, testing seems in complete swing at this point, so further exposes are expected in the near future.