In order to explain how old the first generation of the Audi Q3 is, we will only say that it was inspired by the design concept called Cross Coupe Quattro, whose drawings appeared in 2006.
Therefore, the new, second generation reaches us, we can say freely, with little delay.
At first glance it is clear that Audi wanted the design of the previous generation of Q3 to be left behind, and this new generation of generators seems far more aggressive than any angle, and we will probably be worthy of the BMW X1 and its similar.
The new Q3 is part of its design with the newly introduced Q8 model, which is most prominent when both cars are viewed from the profile. There are large vertical “lines” on the grille (grille) of the cooling system, as with the new flywheel of the company Ingolstadt in the A4 / A6 Allroad models. All other Audi models have horizontal “lines” on the
Of the other impressive design elements we would feature a new sports front bumper, larger light units on the rear of the car and a headlight that in the shape resemble those of the A3 Sportback, which are a bit sharper here.
The Audi Q3 also grew in dimensions, and the new generation is 9.65 cm longer than its predecessor, and has a 7.6 cm bigger wheelbase.
This means that this new Q3 has more space for passengers on the rear bench, while the volume of the luggage compartment remains the same and is 674 liters. However, by tilting the rear bench, the volume of the luggage compartment increases to 1,526 liters. In comparison, the new BMW X1 has a 505 liter luggage compartment with the last seats on the site, and 1,550 liters when it is down.
When it comes to the interior, the new Audi Q3 is equipped with a “Virtual Cockpit” 12.3-inch diagonal digital display instrument, featuring a 8.8-inch infoteystem display, positioned at the center of the console. As an option, a 10-inch infoteynment screen is available.
Platforms such as Apple CarPlay and Andorid Auto are already in the standard package of equipment, and there are two USB ports that are handy for the driver and front passenger. There are two more USB ports and 12-volt sockets for rear seat passengers, as well as Wi-Fi transferable connectivity.
Another interesting technology is the “Connect portfolio” with artificial intelligence that collects information on road conditions and weather conditions from other cars on the road with the same or similar technology. This system will be available in Europe, but not immediately when launching the car.
As far as security is concerned, the new generation of the Audi Q3 is equipped with numerous security systems such as autonomous emergency braking, roadblock warning, vehicle traffic warning and adaptive cruise control …
The Audi Q3 versions of the European market will only be available with only four fuel units, including three gasoline and one diesel aggregates.
The introductory model will be sold with a 1.5 liter TFSI petrol engine generating 148 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. This introductory model will carry the 35 TFSI mark, and the cylinder deactivation and containment system. Its aggregate will be connected to a seven-stroke S-Tronic dual clutch gear, which will power the front wheels. A bit later there will be a dusty and six-piece manual gearbox.
The second drive unit that will be available is the Audi’s four-cylinder TFSI dual-liter turbo charging unit, and will be sold in two variants. One will carry the 40 TFSI mark and will develop 187 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque while the others will wear 45 TFSI and will develop 226 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Both variants will be connected to a seven-stroke automatic double clutch gear that will power the Quattro drive on all wheels.
The Audi Q3 version of the diesel aggregate will carry the 35 TDI mark, and its heart will be a two-liter TDI diesel generator that develops 148 horsepower and 340 Nm of torque. In the beginning, the aggregate will only be available with the manual transmission and drive on all wheels, and the seven-stage automatic transmission will also be available for this version.
Also, Audi plans to offer customers in the near future a somewhat stronger version of a two-liter TDI aggregate that will develop 187 horsepower.
The new generation of this section will have six driving modes, namely: Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, Offroad, Efficiency and Individual.
Customers from Europe will be able to buy this model from November this year, and the price is still unknown.