Audi Q3 Launch
The first generation Audi Q3 was launched 7 years ago and proved a successful model for the brand. They have just released the all new second generation model into what has become a very competitive segment of smaller SUVs. Rob Fraser went along to the launch.
Seven years is a long time. In the case of Q3 the market has moved a long way and it needed to be at the forefront of development to keep up with others.
The new model initially comes in two variants, the entry level 35 TFSI for around $46,000 and the launch edition with a host of limited edition extras for just under $53,000 both plus the usual costs.
Like a lot of new cars the second generation Q3 is a little longer and wider with more luggage and passenger room. It also comes with the latest in Audi connectivity and technology and a number of option packs.
Launched as a front wheel drive only the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 110kW and 250Nm and has a 6 speed DSG Sport tronic which provides reasonable performance and excellent economy. More powerful engines and a Quattro version are coming in 2020.