The first-generation Audi Q3 initially previewed at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2007 offered as a lifestyle/ sports automobile. It utilized the Volkswagen Group A5 platform and shared engine with the Skoda Yeti, Volkswagen Golf, and the Audi 3. In 2011 it was formally launched at the Auto Shanghai and was made available in the market in June of the same year. After several facelifts and updates, the second-generation Audi Q3 was launched in 2018.
Locally, this impressive SUV was formally introduced in the Philippines in 2019.
The Audi Q3 measures 4,388mm long, 2,019mm wide, and 1,608mm tall. Though one of the smallest in the stable of Audi, it is packed with impressive details. Highlights include a pair of narrow LED headlights customizable in three premium versions, structured grille with the brand’s iconic logo, wide side air inlets, a robust body detailed with sleek lines, wheel arches and modern curves, a lengthened roof edge spoiler, and LED rear lights.
Supporting this handsome SUV is a set of sturdy 17-inch to 18-inch aluminum wheels offered in different designs.
The Audi Q3 offers a spacious cabin courtesy of its extended wheelbase. It can comfortably accommodate five fully grown passengers. They will appreciate impressive features and details such as the wood and aluminum trimmings in the dashboard, multifunctional steering wheel with paddle shifter, rear view camera, a reliable navigation system, panoramic sunroof that provides natural lighting, 12-volt socket for charging mobile devices, bottle holders, and more.
For cargo loading, the rear seats are foldable to lengthen the compartment.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing infotainment inside the Audi Q3 is a 3.5-inch TFT color display paired with an advanced audio system. If that’s not enough, Audi offers an upgrade for a reasonable price.
Safety is guaranteed as this reliable SUV is fitted with a generous number of airbags, seat belts tensioner, child locks, reverse camera, immobilization system, an anti-lock braking system, vehicle stability control system, crash sensor, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Audi Q3 utilizes the Volkswagen Group MQB platform and is fitted with a McPherson Strut suspension at the front and multi-link at the rear. The S line gets the upgraded sport suspension.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI S Tronic runs using a 1.4-liter, four-cylinder, V16 engine mated with a six-speed S Tronic transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 148 horsepower with 250 Newton meters.
The Audi Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, V16 engine paired with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. It can emit 181 horsepower with 380 Newton meters.