The new Audi Q3 is a family SUV with great all-round talents. In its second generation it appears not only visually more confident, but also offers far greater utility, thanks to abundant space, comprehensive adaptability and many practical details. Its luggage compartment capacity totals 530 liters or 675 liters (18.7/23.8 cu ft) depending on the position of the rear seats and backrests. With the backrests folded down the figure rises to 1,525 liters (53.9 cu ft). Plus, the new Audi Q3 features a digital cockpit and a large MMI touch response system offering numerous infotainment solutions.
The optional Audi connect module offers a wide array of features. They range from navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View to traffic information online and social media such as twitter which have been specially prepared for use in the car.
Standard equipment includes dual-zone air-conditioning.
The Advanced trim for the exterior is complemented by 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Exclusive touches on the special edition model include the Audi rings in the Singleframe and the model designation on the rear finished in black.
Optionally the new Audi Q3 features Matrix LED headlights whose adaptive high beam intelligently illuminates the road.
Depending on the position of the rear seats and backrests, the luggage compartment capacity totals 530 or 675 liters (18.7/23.8 cu ft).
With the backrests folded down the figure rises to 1,525 liters (53.9 cu ft).
The standard MMI radio comes with a digital instrument cluster that has a screen measuring 10.25 inches diagonally.
Available as an option is the Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with virtual 3D sound.
As an option, the driver can vary the characteristics of the Audi Q3 depending on the driving situation, road conditions or personal needs using the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.
The electric tailgate provides effortless access to the luggage compartment. In conjunction with the convenience key, it can also be opened and closed with a kicking motion.
Forward thrust appearance: the color-contrasting wheel arch trims emphasize the offroad look. Supported by a long roof edge spoiler, which also flanks the rear window at the side, the steeply raked D pillars of the body line a dynamic optic.
Pure baggage space
Total storage space
Large and adaptable: the space concept
The new Audi Q3 has grown in virtually all dimensions and is positioned in the upper compact SUV segment. It measures 4,484 millimeters in length, making it 96 millimeters longer than its predecessor. It has grown 25 millimeters’ wider, to 1,856 millimeters, but at 1,585 millimeters in height it is now 5 millimeters flatter than the first-generation model. The wheelbase of the Audi Q3 now stretches 77 millimeters longer, to 2,680 millimeters, making the SUV much more spacious — knee room, headroom and elbow room are larger than before.
The operating and display concept of the family SUV has been overhauled from the ground up — Audi has done away with the analog instruments. The standard MMI radio has a digital instrument cluster with a screen measuring 10.25 inches diagonally, which can be operated using the multifunction steering wheel. The instrument cluster features the Audi virtual cockpit that now has additional functions, which include not only those for the MMI, but also displays for road and engine speed, as well as information on music tracks.
Agility on- and offroad: engines and suspension
The Audi Q3’s suspension makes the SUV maneuverable in town, agile on country roads, and stable on the highway. While the sporty character of the previous model is retained, the new SUV receives a clear dose of additional comfort. It can take bumpy roads with ease, thanks in part to a longer wheelbase. Its characteristics can be varied depending on the driving situation, road condition or personal preference via the Audi drive select dynamic handling system that offers six profiles — from markedly comfortable to extremely sporty. The new Audi Q3’s Advanced trim for the exterior is complemented by 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Convenience and safety
The Audi Q3 is also at the top of its class when it comes to assist systems. The highlight is the adaptive cruise assist, which is available optionally in combination with S tronic. It incorporates the functions of adaptive speed assist, traffic jam assist and active lane assist. In this way it assists the driver with longitudinal and lateral control – substantially enhancing comfort on long journeys in particular.
The headlights are narrow, running inwards with their wedge shape, and come in two versions. The top-of-the-line version are the Matrix LED headlights whose adaptive high beam intelligently illuminates the road. Easily seen at the side of the Audi Q3 are the symmetrical graphics of the headlights and rear lights.