2019 Audi Q3 Release Date, Redesign and Features – The following generation of Audi’s popular small SUV has been spied through its first testing ride. It is the all-new 2019 Audi Q3 which will find a new platform and updated appearance. The interior is going to be revised with the new touchscreen and according to the most recent news the Q3 should finally be available with the new Audi. The 2019 Audi Q3 will represent the second generation model and we can expect some changes in the external look. However, they won’t be as big as the interior upgrades.
2019 Audi Q3 Redesign, Review
The new Q3 has been spotted at the Nurburgring during its testing under the camouflage. But despite the caps, we were able to realize that the new Q3 will not be significantly different from the current model. However, a few changes are visible. First of all, the Audi Q3 will be underpinned with the new MQB modular platform and will be slightly larger than the current version to differ and stand above the Q2 model. Precisely it’ll be 2.75 inches more than before and 2 inches wider. But despite the increase in size, the Q3 should be lighter for around 110 pounds.
The 2019 Q3 will feature some similar styling cues from the Audi Quattro. The front end is going to get a sizable single-frame grille and sharp and angular headlamps equipped with Xenon lights. There will also be LED daytime running lights. The Q3 should get bigger wheels and roof rails too. Around back, we could notice quad exhaust pipes which appear to be incorporated into the rear bumper. As well, the rear end will probably find a spoiler on the hatch and LED taillights.
2019 Audi Q3 Interior, Design
The interior of the 2019 Audi Q3 is going to be revised and improved with innovative technology. However, as anticipated the cabin is going to be made of premium materials and nice finishes. The most noticeable change will be a revised dashboard using the new MMI’s touchscreen that will be integrated into the dashboard. The climate controls will be positioned beneath the screen and the central air vents will be placed on top of the touchscreen.
The remaining portion of the Q3’s interior should remain pretty much unchanged. It is comfortable, provides adequate space for all passengers regardless of its size, plus it features high-class materials. The Q3 offers 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space. However, if you fold the rear seats, the cargo distance increases to 48.2 cubic feet.
2019 Audi Q3 Features
The new Audi Q3 2019 will be offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige versions. The standard equipment for all design will include leather upholstery, power front seats, heated side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, audio system with 10 speakers, Bluetooth, 18-inch alloy wheels, etc. The Premium Plus will add LED headlamps, blind-spot tracks, a power liftgate, and heated power-folding side mirrors.
This version will also be offered with a Sport plus package which can include 19-inch 10-spoke titanium wheels with all-season tires, black roof rails, sport chairs, etc. The Prestige will consist of 19-inch wheels, Bose audio system with 14 speakers, Audi Connect with 4G LTE, and navigation. The standard security gear in the Q3 will incorporate parking sensors, a rearview camera, and airbags. However, the forward-collision caution and automatic emergency braking won’t be available.
2019 Audi Q3 Engine, Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Audi Q3, we can expect the same engine as in the current model. This unit is in a position to create 200 horses and 207 pound-feet of torque. This engine is coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission and comes with front-wheel drive system as standard. However, the all-wheel drive layout is also available which will provide better handling. The FWD model is ready to achieve 60 mpg in 7.8 seconds while the all-wheel-drive model in 8.2 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 130 mph.
There is also a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbocharged engine which forces the range-topping RS Q3 model. This engine can make deliver 340 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. For the European market, the carmaker will offer a 1.4-liter TSFI engine which will operate with a 6-speed manual transmission. And there will also be a 2.0-liter TSFI unit using all-wheel drive system plus a seven-speed S Tronic gearbox
Furthermore, we can even expect the all-new Q3 model. But, we don’t have any precise information about this unit. As well, some sources assert that the manufacturer may offer an all-electric version but we sincerely doubt it. Moreover, the Q3 must also receive a 1.5-liter TSI powertrain.
2019 Audi Q3 Release Date, Price
The 2019 Audi Q3 should make its premiere this fall in the Paris Motor Show. Its starting price should be approximately $34,000 while the Premium Plus must be around $38,500.