It was not long since the launch of the facelift model of the current Audi Q3 SUV models, and they are already talking about the next generation, for now the smallest Audi SUV model. The 2018 Audi Q3 will be a representative of a new generation, and it is expected significant changes and improvements, compared to the current model. When the market appears 2016 Audi Q1, Q3 will no longer be the smallest SUV from Audi palette. Because 2018 Audi Q3 will be placed on a new platform, to withdraw a clear boundary between these two SUVs.
2018 Audi Q3 – Changes
The current model has undergone a mild facelift. The changes are related to appearance of the front of the vehicle and some minor cosmetic details. However, the new generation Q3 SUV will be completely different from the current model. 2018 Audi Q3 will be placed on a new, modified MQB platform, which implies an increase in the dimensions of the vehicle. They also announced, drastic changes in the design of vehicles, but is not fully communicated to the degree of these changes. By the emergence of a new generation Q3 SUV has plenty of time, but will in the future be more clearly what can be expected of the new model.
Significant changes are expected within the offer of drive units for 2018 model. The engine range should be significantly expanded. According to some information, Q3 2018 will ‘borrow’ powertrains of the VW Tiguan SUV models. Announced a large range of engine power, which will run the vehicle. On offer will be the engine with a modest 100 hp, but also muscular engines over 400 hp. Of course, the most powerful engines are reserved for the 2018 Audi Q3 RS and 2018 Audi Q3 RS TDI versions. The new RS Q3 will possess engine with over 400 horsepower, while the RS diesel deliver 275 hp. For customers who want a comfortable, powerful, and economical vehicle, the company will offer the 2018 Audi Q3 Ultra model. This version will run a three-cylinder 1.0-liter gasoline engine with 110 hp.
2016 Audi Q3 – US model
The earliest, since spring 2015, and US citizens will be able to drive the Audi Q3. In fact, in Europe Q3 is available from 2011, and the first copies will be delivered to American customers in 2015. American model was presented at the NAIAS 2015 in Detroit, represents a facelift version of the previous model. 2016 Audi Q3 USA has streamlined front grille, more chrome details, and muscular appearance. In the rear, the taillights were largely revised to integrate dynamic turn signals. Simply put, an LED strip lights up progressively in the direction where the driver wants to go.
The interior of the vehicle is well equipped, with a lot of style and sophistication. The seats are very comfortable and well positioned, which allows the driver excellent visibility. The only criticism may be insufficient space in the rear. However, Q3 is intended for smaller families and we can not expect the ultimate comfort. While styling is a bit more refined, the traditional layout and multimedia controls remain. There is a refreshed center display (with new controls) that pops-up from the top of the dashboard when you start the engine and disappears when you turn it off.
2016 Audi Q3 is on the US market offered with only one drive unit. Many consider it a great injustice, because it is known that European customers have an outstanding selection of different engines. For now, US customers will have to be satisfied with the version of the model with the four-cylinder 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged engine. This engine develops 220 horsepower, combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
While the market appears 2018 Audi Q3, and customers on the US market and European buyers will have to be satisfied with the current models. It is anticipated that the US customers will be able to enjoy the complete offer of a new generation of Audi Q3 model.