Audi has unveiled the second-generation Audi Q3 Globally, which is scheduled to come to India sometime in 2019. The new 2019 Audi Q3 is more practical and generously equipped version, It is no longer the smallest SUV in Audi line up, with the Q2 taking that position
2019 Audi Q3 is inspired by the flagship Q8 SUV in terms of design, the front-end of the new Q3 gets slimmer LED headlights (top-spec trims are expected to get matrix LEDs with adaptive beams), a larger front grille and more pronounced shoulder lines, creating a significant design contrast to the softer shapes featured on the earlier model, currently on sale in India.
2019 Audi Q3 is based on a new version of VW’s MQB platform, it is roomier than the previous model. Overall length and width have increased marginally. The boot now comes with an adjustable floor, holds up to 675 litres of luggage and can be expanded to 1,525 litres thanks to the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats.
Equipment on offer on the 2019 Audi Q3
- Adaptive damper
- Cruise and park assist features
- A 360 degree camera and pedestrian detection
- 10.25-inch instrument cluster as standard
- Higher variants will get Audi’s Virtual Cockpit (a 12.3-inch screen with Google Earth maps and voice commands compatibility) as an optional extra.
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone connectivity and a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
There’s also two USB ports at the front (with a Type C connector as well), two at the rear along with a 12V charging socket for the rear passengers.
In international markets, the entry-level Q3 is powered by a 150hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. The 2.0-litre turbo-petrol mill will be offered in two states of tune – 190hp (40TFSI) and 230hp (45TFSI). The 2.0-litre diesel engine also gets two states of tune – 150hp in the 35TDI and 190hp in the 40TDI. For India, expect the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines in the lower states of tune.
When it arrives in the country, the new premium SUV will go against the likes of the BMW X1, Mercedes GLA, and the newly launched Volvo’s XC40.