The Audi Q3 was first spotted on the roads in 2011. The compact crossover SUV is famous for its attractive body, comfortable & convenient interior as well as high performing powertrains. The German automobile manufacturer is in the process of unveiling the 2017 Audi Q3 which is expected to strengthen the car position on the market.
2017 Audi Q3 – Exterior and Interior Design
The upcoming Q3 2017 will be based on the Audi Quattro platform. The automaker will use aluminum alloys and carbon fibers to construct the car. This will make it lighter than its predecessor, something which will contribute to better speeds and fuel efficiency. Its exterior will look sportier and sturdier than before. A slightly modified grille with the company’s logo, a wide bumper and enlarged air intakes will be the features of major concern in the front end of 2017 Audi Q3. This end will also spot restyled LED headlamps and in-built fog lights. The sides will have their own share of excellent features. You can look forward to 19-inch alloy wheels, beautiful character lines and coupe-like roofline. In the rear end, the car will spot a new exhaust system and sleeker LED tail lights.
The interior of 2017 Audi Q3 will be characterized by classic detailing, roomy cabin and clean & soft touch surfaces. Genuine leather and top quality wood will be the main interior materials. The cabin will be spacious enough to offer comfortable seating space. The rear end of the cabin will have a cargo space for holding your personal belongings. As for the seats and steering wheel, you can expect these components to be comfortable with a top-notch ergonomic design. The dashboard of the upcoming Q3 will carry most of the car’s technological features. On the center console, there will be a wider display screen and a navigation system. There will also be digital controls for other tech features such as a temperature regulating system and audio system. Connectivity wise, you can expect Bluetooth, USB ports and probably Wi-Fi and Smartphone app integration. In addition, Audi Q3 2017 will be made safe and secure with the following features: seatbelts, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, airbags, parking assist, security alarms, adaptive cruise control and rearview camera, among others.
2017 Audi Q3 – Engine and Performance
You can expect two engine options from the upcoming Audi SUV. There will be a 2.0-liter I4 and a 2.5-liter I5. The I4 engine is rated at 208 hp and 221 lb-ft while the I5 at 330 hp and 332 lb-ft. The two engines will be connected to a 6-speed manual or 7-speed S tronic transmission system. With the I5 engine, the car will take 5.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph, and take 6.8 seconds to achieve the same acceleration with the I4 engine. The top speed will be 155 mph. On the side of fuel economy, the car will record 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway with the 2.0-liter engine and 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway with the 2.5-liter engine. In addition on powertrain, we are looking forward to reduced emission rates.
2017 Audi Q3 – Release Date and Price
The starting price of the new 2017 Audi Q3 will be set at around $35,000. There will be one premium model which will come with a price of around $37,000. On the side of release date, the luxury car will be available to customers in the last quarter of 2016. The 2017 Audi Q3 will face rivalry from: Mercedes GLA, BMW X1, Hyundai IX25, Chevrolet Trax, Infiniti QX30, Honda HR-V, Kia Soul and Range Rover Evoque.