The Q3 compact crossover has been in production since as far back as the year 2011; however, it was not made available to stateside patrons until it was upgraded for the 2015 year. Ever since that time, the five-door luxury vehicle has witnessed really high figures as far as sales are concerned, even outperforming quite a number of cars in the highly competitive segment. Therefore, with the requirements for small sports utility vans not appearing to drop off, Audi is set to release its second-generation crossover, although we yet get official information as regards the car from the car maker, info from spies have revealed a camo beauty that is set for testing. There is an expectation for updates on every segment of the car which would see upgrades in the engine, the interior as well as exterior. All these and more should make the all-new 2019 Audi Q3 something to look forward to.
The car should be unveiled before the year 2017 runs out, although it could also extend to the early parts of the year 2018. Whatever the case may be, it is obvious that testing for the car is already underway, therefore more information should be expected in no distant time. That notwithstanding, I have attempted to draw up a few possibilities that should be expected even as we anticipate the unveiling of the car.
2019 Audi Q3 Redesign, Exterior
The truth is that spy shots do not really show much as regards features, however, even at that, it shouldn’t be too difficult to point out what the features will be considering the fact that we are dealing with Audi and as such one should expect that the current trend of the Q3 may be maintained coupled with a few modifications to certain compartments of the car. The meaning of this is that we are bound to have sharply angled headlights as well as Xenon bulbs as well as LED daytime running lights, a grille that is a large single frame, trim of aluminum make, roof rails, spoiler on the hatch as well as the taillights that should be LED. Furthermore, there is a great possibility that the exhaust tips will also come integrated along with the back bumper.
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Another thing that should get lovers of the car pretty excited is the fact that it is expected to pick some cues as regards styling from Quattro, which made its grand entrance as far back as the 80’s. The reason for this speculation is simply because of the report made available by a certain French publication which stated that one of the top executives of Audi is a top fan of the Ur Quattro. Also, it appeared to show interest in giving the all-new 2019 Audi Q3 a similar outlook, this will include certain features such as the flared wheel arches as well as some similarities with the back of the car.
The extent to which the Q3 will lean to the coupe when it comes to beauty is not yet known. However, with that stated, it is very obvious that the Q3 is certainly going to have some increase when it comes to its dimensions, due to the fact that it must now slot over the Q2 which was just unveiled at the Geneva auto show. Rumours are rife that it should be lower In height, wider, as well as a bit longer than it was. The increase will be evident in the fact that there should be an added almost 3 inches to the length of the car as well as about 1.5-2 inches added to the width of the car.
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Audi Q3 2019 Interior
The next generation Audi Q3 is expected to come with the old/new high-class materials as well as neat end up that the carmaker is known for. Also, the layout of the car is expected to be a reflection of the all-new Audi A4 which comes with a steering wheel that is redesigned as well as having fewer buttons on the dashboard. Also, you will probably find a large touch screen mounted on the center stack in a rather commanding position, also, Audi’s Virtual cockpit will be seen in the gauge cluster. Furthermore, you will find leather upholstery with a range of color options to choose from. In addition to this, you will also find certain features such as navigation technology, Bluetooth, voice prompt as well as Wi-Fi hotspot. A look behind will reveal to you some more space due to the expanded dimension of the car. Also, the rear sitting compartment should also benefit from this.
One thing that makes the car owner stand out from the crowd is the fact that they tend to take the safety of customer pretty seriously. This is even made more obvious in the new 2019 Audi Q3 with certain features the automatic braking system, monitor for pedestrians, lane keep assist, traffic alert for rear cross as well as a blind spot monitor.
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There should be the same engine option for US customers, with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine merged with the six-speed automatic system of transmission. Also, customers should also expect the FWD as well as the AWD options. As of the moment, the Q3 gives you about 200 horsepower as well as 207-pound-feet of torque. Also, the Q3 will also be made available in diesel; also, there is the possibility of a hybrid model of 2019 Audi Q3 which should certainly get widespread reception if Audi does go ahead with it.
Another thing to expect is the fact that Audi may probably give us the high-performance option which is the RS Q3. This should feature a turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder that should produce about 340 horsepower as well as 330-pound-feet of torque.
Price and release date
The price for the all-new Audi Q3 2019 should be around $33,700 for the entry level variant while the prestige should be around $38,000. The car is expected to be unveiled by the end of 2017 or the early part of 2018. It should be out on sale by the end of the year 2018.
2019 Audi Q3 spy photos