The Audi Q3 can be perfectly defined as an entry level crossover. Audi is a reputed luxury brand with several bestsellers on offer, namely the A-series and Q-series. Q7 is the most popular SUV coming from the shed of this German automaker. As for Q3, it is their smallest crossover, excluding Q1 which is yet to be released. This model was launched in 2012 and since then has served as the smallest member of Audi family. In the upcoming season, it’s scheduled for a facelift following which it’ll be released into market as 2018 Audi Q3. This time, this crossover shall also be made available in North America.
Changes in 2018 Audi Q3 wouldn’t be drastic since it’s only a mid-season facelift. A little touch up here and there to amplify its appearance to make the technologies up to date is that can be expected from this version. Smart changes in its designing language impart the crossover a sportier look without bringing about any major alterations. Some of the noteworthy changes would include a new vertical barred grille with Audi logo shining bright, there will be greater space for intake, altered headlights, daytime running LED headlights as well as taillights. In its rear part, modifications will be visible in form of a 60 degree division that shall provide a slimmer look to the car from behind.
It’s a posh, expensive SUV so an elite interior is a must. As is the custom, 2018 Audi Q3 will not be deprived of premium leather upholstery designed to give ultimate comfort to riders. Seats are adjustable in several ways to passengers can find their comfortable position and enjoy complete relaxation while on longer rides. Interior will offer 3 distinct color schemes to choose from, o buyers can go with the ones that best suit their taste. Apart from this, there will be a lot of other scopes for customization. That being said, dashboard of this SUV remains more or less unchanged except for the fact that it will now be available in different colors too, some of these options being silver, walnut brown and aluminum.
Next coming to infotainment features, Audi leaves no space for complaints for their smallest pack is rich in amenities. There are features like heated seating, 7 inch touch screen, HD radio, navigation system, SiriusXM traffic and others.
First of all, safety features are a sphere where SUVs of luxury brands can never compromise. So Q3 will also come with all common safety equipment including airbags, blind sport monitoring, parking assistance, rear view camera, lane departure alert, etc.
2018 Audi Q3 Engine Options
2018 Audi Q3 shall be compatible with both petrol and diesel engines. For now, there are two power plants which we know about. One is a 2.5 liter TFSI 4-cylinder engine driving a force of 340 HP and a torque of 332 pound-feet. Other one would be a 2.0 liter TDI engine that gives 240 Hp. Highest speed is margined at 145 mph, with the crossover reaching from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds.
2018 Audi Q3 Price and Availability
The price of this 2018 Audi Q3 will begin with $30, 000. Its expected arrival shall be in the ending of 2017.