Specs and pricing have been announced for the new-generation 2020 Audi Q3 ahead of a showroom arrival in November.
It’s been a long wait for the new Q3, the car was originally revealed in mid-2018. Australian homologation was delayed as a result of the new WLTP procedures.
Initially, the Q3 will only be available as a 35 TFSI priced from $46,400 plus on-road costs.
Power comes from a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110kW and 250Nm. A six-speed dual-clutch automatic sends drive to the front wheels. Audi claims it can run from 0-100km/h in 9.2 seconds and returns 7.2L/100km on the combined cycle.
Dimensionally, the new Q3 is 96mm longer (4485mm) and 18mm wider (1856mm) than the model it replaces, while the overall height drops by 5mm (1585mm). The wheelbase has been stretched by 77mm to 2680mm.
The luggage capacity has increased by 70 litres for a total of 530 litres, which climbs to 1525L with the rear seats folded down.
Standard equipment on the 35 TFSI includes adaptive LED headlights, LED tail-lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, Manhattan grey contrasting lower paint finish, keyless entry and start, an electric tailgate with gesture control, dual-zone climate control, leather seat trim and ambient lighting.
Infotainment and connectivity have been boosted by the addition of the latest MMI multimedia system that includes DAB+ digital radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay.
Audi’s virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster and wireless smartphone charging, along with USB-A and USB-C charging points are also included as standard.
The new Q3 has been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating and comes equipped with autonomous emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane change warning, rear cross-traffic alert, tyre pressure monitors, parking sensors and a rear-view camera.
At launch, Audi will also offer a special Launch Edition (from $52,750 plus on-roads) that adds 19-inch alloy wheels, metallic paint, privacy glass, folding exterior mirrors, upgraded Audi sound system, an auto-dimming interior mirror, electric front seats with electric lumbar support, heated front seats, a 360-degree parking camera, as well as adaptive cruise assist with emergency assist.
Other engines will follow in the first half of 2020, including a quattro all-wheel drive variant and the RS Q3.
2020 Audi Q3 pricing (excludes on-road costs):
35 TFSI - $46,400
35 TFSI Launch Edition - $52,750
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