Audi has unveiled its all-new Q3 Sportback, that is the company’s first foray in the small coupe-style SUV segment. It really is with the likes in the BMW X2.
The Q3 Sportback is among the most first SUVs of its kind, on this class, with Mercedes-Benz yet to offer a GLA-based coupe model, and Jaguar yet to try and do an E-Pace coupe. Up to now only the BMW X2 competes during this specific niche field. Audi is putting its best foot forward when using the new model, bringing cutting-edge design and innovative technology towards table.
Based for the latest Q3, that is certainly underpinned by VW Group’s MQB platform, the Q3 Sportback is 4.5m long, 1.84m wide, and 1.56m tall, riding on the 2.68m wheelbase. In comparison to a normal Q3, the modern model is slightly longer, a tad narrower, and a bit reduced height.
As to your design, it appears sharp and fashionable. Leading end incorporates Audi’s latest single-frame grille treatment, with three-dimensional trapezoidal air intakes while in the sides, as well as a flat blade running through the middle. Around behind you will find the distinctive swooping tailgate with a roof edge spoiler topping it off.
Inside, Audi says the Sportback provides a large and variable cabin environment. The spine seats offer space for several passengers, and also the bench is usually adjusted forward and back, and there’s recline adjustment for really comfort. All three seats fold individually, leaving 530L of boot space during the default position, or up to 1400L with all seats folded down.
As you might expect, the Q3 Sportback is loaded with technology. By means of the dash is usually a 10.1-inch touch-screen interface as standard, which has a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster to your driver. An optional 12.3-inch screen with three unique displays will be for the instrument cluster.
In the power sources, Audi shall be offering (in Europe no less than) either petrol and diesel options. There exists a 2.0-litre ’35 TDI’ turbo-diesel which produces 110kW, as well as a 2.0-litre ’45 TFSI’ turbo-petrol that develops 169kW. These produce an S ironic automatic transmission, with quattro all-wheel drive to your 45 TFSI and front-wheel drive to the 35 TDI. Audi says other engines will track, including “a more powerful diesel and an entry-level petrol.”
Audi Australia has confirmed it’s expecting the latest model to show up locally from the first part of 2020. Specifications and prices are yet to be finalised with this market, but details is going to be announced nearer to launch.