The new 2019 Audi Q3 will be more attractive, more elegant and more improved. This model will get some innovations and improvements in all segments, which will further affect this model is one of the major competitors in the market in its category. It is assumed that this car will attract even more attention of potential customers with all the new features that come with the new model.
Muscular, practical, technological, family, the 2019 Audi Q3 changes everything to adopt a more versatile status. But if he bombs the chest to look like a small Q5, his conduct lacks a bit of bite in this petrol version of 150 hp.
What’s happening at Audi? Accustomed to renew its models with a sometimes weary continuity, the brand rings this time reversed the table to design the Audi Q3 second generation. From the old model, the new Q3 does not keep anything and it comes under a different profile both outside and inside. It’s daring for such a major model in the Audi range, but no one will complain about seeing the brand renew itself with more depth.
The upheaval was this time necessary: after seven years of career and 1.1 million copies sold, the first Q3 was no longer in the race in a very stirring premium segment and today dominated in France by the BMW X1. To get back to the top of the basket, the new Q3 sees big : it stretches 10 cm to reach 4.49 cm (the same size as a Volkswagen Tiguan with which it shares its platform), which allows it to offer a family fiber that he did not have with good trunk, generous rear space and sliding banquette in series. It is especially visually more muscular with a body angular reminiscent of the last Q5 … rather a beautiful reference.
Obviously, the game of seduction will depend on the finish chosen: The Q3 Design model with 18-inch wheels does not have the sex appeal of a 20-inch S-Line version. Everyone will make their choice when the prices of the new Q3 will be announced at the end of October. Only known tariff for the moment, 33 500 € for the Q3 1.5 TFSI 150 hp S tronic Design with the following equipment: emergency braking, virtual cockpit 10.2 inches, touch screen 8.8 inches, radio, MMI system, bench sliding, full LED projectors, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The 2019 Audi Q3 also introduces many driving aids that will be found in its options as the adaptive cruise control, automatic driving in a traffic jam, 360 ° camera, and semi-automatic parking.
The Audi Q3 II will be in a concession in France at the end of November 2018 with a range of articulated around four finishes: Base, Design, Luxury Design, and S line. Five engines are on the program with the new names Audi not very understandable but have the advantage of giving a power equivalence between the different models. So we summarize:
Audi Q3 2018 petrol
- Q3 35 TFSI with 1.5 TFSI of 150 hp and box S tronic or BVM6
- Q3 40 TFSI with 2.0 TFSI of 190 hp Quattro S tronic
- Q3 45 TFSI with 2.0 TFSI of 230 hp quattro S tronic
Audi Q3 2018 diesel
- Q3 35 TDI with 2.0 TDI of 150 hp
- Q3 40 TDI with 2.0 TDI of 190 hp Quattro S tronic
After its launch, the Q3 is expected to switch to a plug-in hybrid mode for the first time thanks to its new MQB platform. It will be patient to get on the road with the Q3 e-tron, certainly by 2020. In the meantime, here are our impressions with the test Q3 35 TFSI model programmed to be the best-selling engine among individuals by Audi France , now that looks are turning more and more towards gasoline models.
2019 Audi Q3 Exterior and Interior
The new Audi have reviewed all their multimedia architecture with now touch screen and virtual cockpit. The Audi Q3 is inspired by what is found in the A6 and A7, but with a single central screen to control the GPS, the radio and the phone. The air conditioning keeps a dedicated block convenient to handle. The dashboard is the piece of choice of the 2019 Audi Q3. It takes the octagonal cut reminiscent of the grille. It is beautifully done and the carefully executed finish gives value to the whole.
The 2019 Audi Q3 also adopts a new tronic box control with a fairly high lever and easy grip, but loses its aluminum finish. For an extra charge, the Q3 goes up in sophistication with, for example, the beautiful LED lights in the cabin, the powerful Bang & Olufsen 15 HP system and the Alcantara veneers on the doors and dashboard strip.
After the visual revolution in the front, it’s at the back that the Q3 is amazing. This model has never offered so many seats for passengers’ legs. The wheelbase stretch (2.68 m, + 8 cm) is the result of this ease for two adults in the back, who also benefit from reclining backs for better postural comfort. In contrast, the central square is still unwelcoming.
The 60/40 x 15 cm sliding bench seat is one of the great novelties of the Q3 II and it allows to modulate the rear space and the trunk. On this point, the Q3 monkey X1 offers the same device … which says a lot about the desire of Audi to regain control of the BMW. The loading capacity follows the same trend to make the Q3 a family model with a trunk of 530 to 675 l depending on the position of the bench, and 1,525 l in two-seater configuration with flat floor loading.
New Audi Q3 Engine and Performance
First-generation Q3 owners will not recognize their model. Ergonomics, space on board, technology: everything changes … better. The installation makes it possible to adopt a more natural position thanks to the vertical steering wheel and the wider adjustments, and the feeling of narrowness no longer has to be: wider, the Q3 offers more comfort to the front passengers. The central screen becomes tactile, receives a better quality graphics and fits into the furniture. Finally, the counters take the virtual cockpit technology with the display on a digital slab. It’s modern and rewarding.
The good surprise continues for the first kilometers traveled. The 2019 Audi Q3 test with classic chassis, two-wheel drive and 18-inch wheels no longer have the firmness of the old model. The passengers say thank you. The forgiving suspension and silent mechanics with the 35 TFSI form a comfortable package. The flexibility of the steering and the speed of the tronic box with the normal paces abound in the same direction: to propose a silky driving.
By accelerating the pace, The Q3 35 TFSI test loses some of its superb. Despite its good values (150 hp and 250 Nm), the small four-cylinder petrol 1.5 TFSI lack of tone in the raises which forces the box S tronic (too passive in fast driving) to often go down two reports. In this configuration, the chassis also lacks a bit of bite in the winding parts. On the dynamism side, a comparable BMW X1 18i (150 hp and BVA8) left us with a better impression.
But as often with Audi, the character of a model changes from one version to another. The grip on a few kilometers of a 45 TFSI S line version with 230 hp 2.0 engine, quattro transmission, progressive steering and piloted suspension shows that the Q3 can present a temperament more in line with the model’s claims and an approval of driving among the best of the segment. With quattro transmission and downhill speed control up to 30 km / h, the 2019 Audi Q3 can also run on the roads. But it will not go very far with a ground clearance of only 14 cm.
2019 Audi Q3 Release and Price
The release date of the new 2019 Audi Q3 on the market is expected before the end of 2018, and as far as the prices it will be between $ 33.000 and $ 38,000.