The much-anticipated next-generation Audi Q3 2018 is expected to hit the market in 2017, and the German carmaker seems to have made significant improvements and brought in exciting new features in the upcoming 2018 model. Since the first Q3 model was introduced in 2011, Audi has made some key features central to the Q3 model. Most of which will be retained in the Audi Q3 2018 model. These features will continue to make this vehicle one of the better crossover SUV models in the market today. We now have insights into some of these features thanks to new information that has recently emerged.
Audi Q3 2018 – Features Design and Technology
Among the first details to emerge is that the model has been made slightly bigger. The current generation carries a boot space of 420 liters, which was a significant improvement on the 380 liters in the previous model. The Audi Q3 2018 will continue this trend. With boot space being increased significantly and thus exceeding even that of the BMW X1 and bringing it closer to the Audi Q5.
Other features of the exterior will include a redesigned nose, which has been modified to offer a more stylish design that will give the model a more sophisticated appearance; a metallic body color; and 20-inch, twin-spoke five design wheels. The model also includes a modified rear which will reflect the changes in boot size, and will be accompanied by improved full LED headlights. The roofline will retain its characteristic gradual design.
The interior has preserved the MQB platform that was featured in the 2016 version, which means that the positioning of the engine, the pedal box, and the front axle will not be modified in this model.
Audi Q3 2018 – Engine Output
Audi has made constant improvements to the Q3 engine since the first model was released. It’s no different this time, with the Audi Q3 2018 five-cylinder engine featuring both petrol and diesel options. The engines will feature either 1.4 or 2.0-liter capacity. With the 2.0-liter diesel engine having an engine power of 181 bhp and also comfortably able to do zero to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds – and fuel consumption retained at 28 mpg.
The diesel engine comes in 4-wheel drive only. The petrol engine carries both options. However with the 1.4-liter turbo engine able to do 0 to 60 mph in just over 9 seconds. The petrol engine torque is able to comfortably reach 207 lb-ft at up to 3250 rpm while the diesel engine will be able to do up to 330 lb-ft at 3250 rpm, with both engines carrying a remarkable top speed of 126 mph.
Audi Q3 2018 – Release Date and Price
Audi has been known to be extremely protective of release information for their upcoming models. However, some specific details have still become available. Multiple sources indicate the model is expected to hit the market in the second half of 2017. You can expect to drive one home at prices beginning from 33,500 USD. All factors considered, the 2018 model holds significant potential to emerge as a huge improvement on the previous model. Providing even stiffer competition to similar makes from other manufacturers such as the BMW X1 and the Mercedes GLA SUV.