Audi has unveiled a new second-generation version of its compact Q3 SUV.
Sharing styling cues with the recently released, full-sized Q8, the Q3 features a sportier design incorporating new LED headlights and an octagon version of the brand’s signature ‘singleframe’ grille.
The new Q3 is 100mm longer, 25mm wider, and five millimetres lower overall than the model it replaces.
The wheelbase has been stretched by 77mm to improve cabin space, while boot storage is rated at 530 litres with the rear seats up and 1525 litres with them down.
Inside, all variants feature a digital instrument cluster with a 10.25-inch screen, but a larger version of Audi’s virtual cockpit is available.
The multimedia system includes built-in sat nav, digital radio (DAB), Wi-Fi hotspot along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Q3 will be offered with three petrol engines and one diesel unit, all of which are turbocharged four-cylinders, producing between 110kW and 169kW.
A choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is available in Europe, with final Australian specifications yet to be announced. Front-wheel drive and Audi’s ‘quattro’ all-wheel drive systems are also available depending on the variant.
Safety highlights include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, park assist, AEB, and a 360-degree camera.
Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but the second-generation Q3 is expected to reach Australian shores mid-2019.
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