The new Audi Q3 is a family SUV with great all-round talents. In the second generation it appears not only visually more self-confident, but offers far greater utility value thanks to abundant space, comprehensive adaptability and many practical details. The Singleframe in octagon design and large side air inlets characterize the masculine front-end. Depending on the position of the rear seats and backrests, the luggage compartment capacity totals 530 or 675 litres . With the backrests folded down the figure rises to 1,525 litres. Furthermore the new Audi Q3 features a digital cockpit and a large MMI touch response. New assist systems support the driver when parking, in town and on long journeys. These also enhance comfort, as does the further developed suspension.
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Large and adaptable: the space concept
The new Audi Q3, which is based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular transverse matrix, has grown in virtually all dimensions and is positioned in the upper compact SUV segment. It is 4,485 millimetres long, making it 97 millimetres longer than its predecessor. In terms of width, it has grown 25 millimetres to 1,856 millimetres, but at 1,585 millimetres is 5 millimetres flatter than the first-generation Q3. Its wheelbase, which has been stretched 77 millimetres to 2,680 millimetres making it much more spacious. Knee room, headroom and elbow room are even larger.
The operating and display concept of the family SUV has been overhauled from the ground up – Audi has done away with the analog instruments. Even with the standard MMI radio there is a digital instrument cluster with a 10.25 inch screen diagonal, which the driver operates using the multifunction steering wheel. With MMI radio plus, customers can upgrade the instrument cluster as an option to the Audi virtual cockpit with additional functions. It incorporates, for instance, the MMI functions and, in addition to road and engine speed, it also displays information on music tracks.
Agility on- and offroad: engines and suspension
Maneuverable in town, agile on country roads, balanced on the highway – the suspension on the Audi Q3 offers a wide spread. The sporty character of the predecessor model has been retained, but enhanced with a clear dose of additional comfort. The new SUV takes bumpy roads with ease – thanks also to the longer wheelbase. As an option, the driver can vary the characteristics of the Audi Q3 depending on the driving situation, road conditions or personal needs using the Audi drive select dynamic handling system. It offers six profiles – from markedly comfortable, highly efficient through to out-and-out sporty.
Convenience and safety
The Audi Q3 is also at the top of its class when it comes to assist and safety systems. These systems will substantially enhanced driver comfort during long journeys and the state of the art safety systems will aid the driver in an urban setting.
The headlights are narrow and run inwards with their wedge shape. The top-of-the-line version are the Matrix LED headlights whose adaptive high beam intelligently illuminates the road. A highlight in the side view is the symmetrical lighting graphics of the headlights and rear lights.