The all-new Q3 is expected to arrive in the UK this fall with its sharper looks and modern tech
Audi Q3 was redesigned in 2011 and it is still the same with slight modifications in its overall designing cues. Now Audi has decided to reshape its entire model line-up to compete for its German rivals in the UK and the European markets. The rivals include Mercedes and BMW and the automaker promised a refreshed model lineup. The next generation of the Q3 is expected to arrive in the UK markets this fall while the U.S markets will get the model by spring next year. The New Audi Q3 will sport a new look and the 2nd generation borrows the designing cues and styles from across the Audi models. It has excellent looks and most modern technology with a range of powertrains.
The 2nd generation of the Q3 is more athletic and agile with most modern svelte haunches on the wheel banks. The overall profile looks like an Audi Q8 design and on a smaller body, the sports grille and vertical slates give the Q3 new look. The Q3 is better, bigger and bolder than its previous generation. The new model adds around 9.65 centimeters in overall length and 7.6 centimeters in its overall wheelbase.
2019 Audi Q3 engine lineup
The Audi Q3 will introduce a choice for diesel engines and petrol engines. The powertrain choices for the Q3 will only come with three engines at the launch because Audi didn’t detail the entire engine lineup. A 187 hp 2.0-litre engine will be offered as a standard engine on the lineup. This engine would be coupled to an Audi seven-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The new Q3 2nd generation will also receive a six model dynamic handling system to boost up the driving experience.
This system offers Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, Efficiency, Off-Road, and individual modes. Automatic damping control system is also offered on the model lineup.
A loot at the Q3 interior
Let’s get inside the 2nd generation of the Q3. The Q8 inspiration in the design is everywhere inside the cabin and the new version of the Q3 doesn’t have a dual touchscreen for the Centre console. The new model does retain some shapes and features from the previous generation and the infotainment screen sits over the HVAC controls in the dash. It has a clean upscale interior. The infotainment system has both apple car play and Android Auto as standard. Along with four USB ports and a 12-volt power out socket at the rear to use when needed.
The navigation guidance and information about the traffic around the vehicle comes from the Audi Connect system and online resources. The “point of interest search” and the “parking space information search” are also available and directly appear on the Audi infotainment screen and the system leads the driver to that particular parking place. The all-new Q3 utilizes the Audi swarm intelligence system to find the parking availability, hazardous spots ahead and the speed limits to obey on the road.
Inside the Q3 Drive assistance system
The Q3 uses the Driver assist technology as a standard feature and it remains active permanently. The new Q3 offers adaptive cruise control system, combined with the adaptive speed assist, traffic jam assist, and active lane control system. The parking assistance system enables the vehicle to steer itself to automatically get into the parking slot. The driver will only provide acceleration and shift gears. The passengers would get a boost of information from onboard LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hotspot support. The Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity, 15 Bang & Olufsen speakers are built-in to offer excellent riding experience.
What drives the Q3?
With a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder diesel engine, the Q3 is available in both front wheel drive and all-wheel drive modes. The S Line trim has a sporty suspension and it is also paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. For the UK and Europe markets, the engine lineup has been finalized and not yet disclosed but for the US market, the engine lineup is yet to be finalized.