Introducing the New Audi Q3 2018!
With the outgoing Audi Q3 being the oldest model in their now wide array of SUVs, it’s about time they introduced a second-generation of the Q3 in to the midst. Audi haven’t held back with the New Q3 either, it’s almost as if they’ve taken all this time to think about how they can out-class their competitors in terms of semi-autonomous features and technology.
As we can expect it to dealership showrooms later on this year we thought we’d take you through the best bits about it.
New Audi Q3 2018: Design & Size Difference
When you see the New Audi Q3 you’ll notice it doesn’t look too dissimilar from its predecessor, however there is certainly a sleeker and more modern design to it overall. The sides of the car are more filled out with bulkier haunches giving it a more aggressive look, while the rear-lights have been slimmed down and stretched out. The notorious single-frame Audi grille takes it rightful place at the front of the car and is noticeably fragmented by eight vertical chrome slits.
Lining the New Audi Q3 up next to the outgoing model it’s clear that Audi have gone through great lengths to ensure it is an all-round bigger car. The latest Q3 has sprouted an extra 97mm in length and is also 18mm wider and 5mm lower than its predecessor – the wheelbase has also been extended by a further 78mm which allows for better knee, head and elbowroom for everyone inside!
New Audi Q3 2018: Tech and Semi-Autonomous Features
Despite the New Audi Q3 being their smallest SUV, Audi have managed to cram a load of new technology in to it. As you’d expect on most new top-of-the-range cars now, the dashboard is mainly dictated by a large touchscreen infotainment system which sizes up to either 8.8 or 10.1 inches depending on which trim level you select. Behind the steering wheel directly in sight of the driver’s view is another larger screen which digitally displays all of your dials and driving details, as well as Google 3D mapping for your satellite navigation.
Safety technology includes Adaptive Cruise assist control and an integrated LTE broadband connection which allows the New Q3 to benefit from what is being called ‘swarm intelligence’. This technology allows for other similarly equipped cars to relay information such as parking availability or road warnings to one another.
New Audi Q3 2018: Engines & Performance
The engine range will initially come available with three petrol units and one diesel unit. All of the petrol models will come with an automatic gearbox as standard however the lowest of the range, the 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit, will be available with a six speed manual at a later date yet to be announced.
The best performers out of the engine range will be the 187bhp 40 TFSI and the 227bhp 45 TFSI which will both be based on a larger 2.0-litre unit – these options also come equipped with Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system.
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