The new Audi Q3 Sportback has been revealed ahead of a local arrival first half of 2020.
The coupe-styled Q3 Sportback is built on the same foundation as the regular Q3 and measures 4.50m long, 1.84m wide and 1.56m high, with a 2.68m wheelbase.
Externally, the Sportback is distinguished by a low roofline, flat D-pillars and a roof edge spoiler.
There’s also aero trims and sporty bumpers, which take up the look of the air inlets to emphasise the car’s width.
Moving to the cabin, it looks identical to the standard Q3 and includes a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen. Audi’s 12.3-inch virtual cockpit plus is available as an option.
Audi’s full suite of safety features will be available including autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.
At launch in Europe, two powertrain options will be available starting with the 45 TFSI 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit producing 169kW and 350Nm. There’s also a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel developing 110kW and 250Nm. Both are matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Additional engines will follow next year, including a more powerful diesel and an entry-level petrol engine, which works with a 48V mild-hybrid system.
Higher grades will be equipped with the quattro all-wheel drive system while entry variants will be front wheel drive.
The Audi Q3 Sportback is expected to arrive in Australia in the first half of 2020, local specifications and pricing will be confirmed closer to the launch date.
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