The 2018 Audi Q3 is not an upcoming compact crossover SUV in a series that was started back in 2011. With its redesigned exterior and powerful engines, this is going to be a worthy addition to the family.
Let’s find out more:
Release Date of 2018 Audi Q3
The Audi Q3 2018 is expected to reach the showrooms by the end of 2017.
2018 Audi Q3 Price
The price of the base version is most likely going to start at $38,000 but if you want the premium experience, it will set you back at least $12,000 on top of that.
Exterior of Audi Q3
If the rumors are correct, the new 2018 Audi Q3 is going to feature some smooth contours countered by some straight lines as well as advanced lightweight materials that will help with handling and fuel consumption.
The new Q3 is expected to be slightly bigger, so there should be some extra indoor space as well, but we’ll get to that later. For now, let us turn our attention to the redesigned front and rear fascia, complete with LED lights and chromed exhaust pipes. Add to that 21-inch alloy wheels and a sleek roofline and you have a head-turner right there.
Inside the new 2018 Audi Q3, you will find an interesting blend of lively colors, supreme materials and soft, functional surfaces and panels. Since the exterior is slightly larger than it used to be, you can expect some extra indoor space as well, especially for the legs.
The steering wheel has been redesigned and tweaked for improved functionality and comfort, so now it has to offer more control and additional functions than ever before. On the other hand, this has freed up some dashboard space, and designers have used it to add some features of their own.
Infotainment is covered by a series of LCD screens, plus a state of the art audio system complete with full connectivity package – USB ports, Bluetooth and a Smartphone integration system.
Finally, we can expect the new Q3 to come with a fully automatic system that regulates temperature inside the vehicle, along with an improved navigation – both of these are optional, though. For safety, there are airbags, cruise control, ABS, monitors, parking assist, keyless entry etc.
Audi Q3 Engine
Under the hood of the 2018 Audi Q3, we can hope to find one of the following: First, we have 2.0 L I4 that can produce anything up to 217 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A step above you can expect a 2.5 L I5 whose limit is 362 hp as well as 342 lb-ft of torque. All this power can be matted to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed S Tronic automatic transmission.
This means the 2018 Audi Q3 will be able to accelerate to 60 mph in under 6 seconds and the speed is topped at 155 mph, but these are the top specs, of course.
As for fuel efficiency, the new Q3 will be able to get between 17 and 20 miles on a gallon in cities and roughly 25 to 29 miles on highways, depending on the configuration. Of course, CO2 emissions have also been dropped compared to previous models.
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