One of Audi`s small SUVs ideal for every day ride in the city, is soon going to join the world`s market. It is the all new 2018 Audi Q3. Compared to its rivals, the new Audi is much affordable which will make it more popular among potential buyers. The Q3 is not just a small car that serves to go from one point to another. It is a luxurious and very well equipped vehicle too. This time, it will be available with latest version of Quattro all-wheel drive as well. This new model will bring many improvements considering its design inside and outside too.
The new Audi Q3 will be available in two trim levels. Those are Premium and Premium Plus. The Premium Plus will get full LED headlamps and taillights and more advanced technology. The key competitors of Q3 will be: BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Lexus NX and Infiniti QX30.
2018 Audi Q3 – powertrain and performance
2018 Audi Q3 will be powered with a 2.0-liter TSFI turbocharged engine. This unit will be able to deliver 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be paired with a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. It will come standard with front-wheel drive configuration. However, like we have previously said, all-wheel Quattro system will be optional too.
The estimated fuel efficiency is rated at 20 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg combined. As for the acceleration, the new Audi will be able to reach 60 mph in 8.2 seconds.
Exterior and interior design
First of all, the new 2018 Audi Q3 will be similar to the current model, but we can expect some small changes in dimensions. It will slightly increase in width and length and the wheelbase will be wider too. This will provide more interior space, especially for the rear passengers.
Speaking of the exterior, the 2018 Audi Q3 will get sportier and more aggressive appearance. The changes and refreshments will be visible all over the body. The front fascia will feature a sporty singleframe grille with horizontal lines. Furthermore, it will get larger air intakes and refreshed S-line bumper. Slightly revised sharper headlamps will be equipped with LED technology. On the rear end, we will see functional and nicely designed LED tail lamps with available dynamic turn signals. It will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels. Moreover, it will come standard with a panoramic sunroof.
Inside, the 2018 Audi Q3 is going to be pleasant, comfortable and with eye-catching details. Without any doubt, we can say that it will be one of the best in its class. The seats are upholstered in finest leather. The front seat is heated and has a lumbar support. The rear seats are split folding if needed for extra storage space. The three-spoke steering wheel is wrapped in leather too and has multiple functions. As for the technology, it comes standard with dual-zone climate control, side assist system, a rearview camera with parking system, Bose Surround sound system and so on. Some of the available features will be SiruisXM Satellite radio, MMI navigation plus system, 19-inch wheels and many other more.
Release date and price
2018 Audi Q3 should appear on the market sometime during 2018. When it comes to the pricing, the Premium model should start at $33,000. However, the base price of the Premium Plus is expected to be around $36,000.