Australian specs and pricing have been confirmed for the 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback ahead of a local arrival in March.
 
Priced from $49,990 plus on-road costs, the range opens with the 35 TFSI S line which is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110kW and 250Nm. It’s paired with a six-speed S tronic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
 
Audi claims the 35 TFSI S line can sprint from 0-100km/h in 9.3 seconds and consumes 7.3L/100km on the combined cycle.
 
Standard equipment includes an S line exterior styling pack, 19-inch alloy wheels, leather trim, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, wireless smartphone charging, USB-A and USB-C charging points, the virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, DAB+ digital radio and wireless Apple Carplay.
 
In terms of safety, autonomous emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane change warning, rear cross-traffic assist, tyre pressure monitors, hill descent control, six airbags, parking sensors and a rear-view camera are all standard. ANCAP has awarded the Q3 Sportback a five-star safety rating.
 
A special 35 TFSI Launch Edition will also be available from $56,450 plus on-roads. Extra kit includes metallic paint, privacy glass, a black exterior styling package, folding/heated exterior mirrors, an upgraded Audi sound system, auto-dimming interior mirror, an interior ambient lighting package, electric front seats with heating and lumbar support, a 360-degree parking camera, and adaptive cruise assist with active lane assist and emergency assist.
 
Audi has also announced a 40 TFSI quattro S line model will join the range later this year, it’s powered by a 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It will be matched to a seven-speed S tronic transmission that drives all four wheels. Pricing will be announced closer to the car’s local arrival.
 
The all-new Audi Q3 Sportback is available to order now with deliveries expected commence in March.
  
2020 Audi Q3 Sportback pricing (excludes on-road costs):
 
Q3 Sportback 35 TFSI S line - $49,900
Q3 Sportback 35 TFSI Launch Edition - $56,450
 
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