Rumors have been raised about the possibility of getting a 2017 Audi Q3. This has been in a way confirmed with some spy photos that have emerged about the car doing rounds and making the testing for the production level car. Even with a full on camouflage we were able to determine which car it was and which are some of the changes that it is going to introduce.
The original model emerged back in 2011 and was for a time only offered in the home country and the European market. The US citizens got to meet this model for the first time with its latest refresh which was made and introduced to the audience in 2015. Audi Q3 is regarded as a luxury-oriented high-stance five-door and has managed to get many acclaims with its first meeting with the American customers and has in fact made quite an impression.
The demand for compact crossover SUVs is getting its full swing now and there are many people who are interested in having the model, that is why a new Q3 sounds like a great idea. It does not only give the customers what they want it also topples the competition which are going to bring something from their side as well. This new Q3 is going to have a pretty expanded range of updates and as this is a second-generation model we are expecting to see updates in various areas. starting with outside and inside of the car but they are perhaps going a bit deeper and also plan to present a new powerplant as well.
The release date is not confirmed but we have some information that make it closer to release than we all expected to see it. All of the gathered info are presented in this review so read it in order to get informed thoroughly.
There are some interesting revelations made with the exterior design of the 2017 Audi Q3. In fact, as most of the released photos show us a car that is driving around with some heavy come there are not many things to go on. But as this is an Audi car, even it being a second-generation one, they are going to keep the changes in the appearance to a minimum. This means that we might get a similar car to the current one which is going to be upgraded with certain new and modern updates.
We are probably going to get some sharp angled headlights with Xenon bulbs and LED daytime running lights. The front end is going to get a Singleframe grille and besides a silver trim we are also going to witness some additions like a spoiler on the hatch, roof rails, LED taillights and more. The exhaust pipe tips are going to be integrated with the rear bumper which is the latest innovation made. There have been announcements which state that the Q3 is going to borrow some styling cues form the Audi Quattro model. The parts which are certainly going to make a crossover here are flared wheels arches with a sharp looking rear end, which are going to do good for this model.
The car will certainly be showcased at the Geneva auto show and it was also stated that this new model will feature some larger dimensions compared to before. An extra 2 to 2.75 inches will be added to the length while 2 inches are expected to be added to the width of the car.
The inside of the 2017 Audi Q3 is expected to be quite refurbished. So you can actually expect to get numerous high-class materials on the inside that Audi models are known for. The layout is going to be borrowed form the A4 model which has already been acclaimed for it but in this case will have a redesigned steering wheel and perhaps lessen the buttons on the dash. The top position on the dash is reserved for the large touchscreen while the Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is placed in the gauge cluster area. Of course, expect the leather upholstery to come as a standard fit and offer for the car and some new colors are certainly going to be made available.
There is also going to be a slew of technological additions made to the car making it safe and entertaining at the same time. The Q3 will certainly add lane-keep assist, automatic braking, pedestrian monitor, a blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert. Besides that you can also get Bluetooth connectivity, a Wi-Fi hotspot and voice control. Due to the dimension expansion you can also get some added cargo space with current 16.71 square feet expanded to fit in more cargo.
It appears that the US-based 2017 Audi Q3 is going to receive the same kind of engine choice that it had before. This means a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission and offered with both FWD and AWD options. If also enables it to produce 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque of output. People were expecting a higher output from this model so the same kind of engine may seem like a disappointment for many. But the offer of giving us a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine is a satisfying one and something that might work in this sort of a situation. It also helps a lot knowing that the output is at 340 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
Release date and price
As we are still not certain about the release date of the 2017 Audi Q3, latest sources state that it comes out next year. But we put it somewhere between the middle and the end of the year which is particularly favorable as first indications placed it somewhere at 2018. The starting price is calculated at $33,700 as base MSRP for the entry level car, while the Prestige trim is going to cost $38,600.