2018 Audi Q3 will be second generation of this car. Since first generation was released back in 2011, it is expected for 2018 Q3 to get revised engines, new platform, improved safety systems and features, as well as restyled body. 2018 Q3 will be produced on famous MQB architecture. It will also be 2 inches wider, as well as 2 inches longer than previous model. This means more space inside the cabin, better handling and improved cargo space.
Speaking of Audi Q3 exterior design changes, it will certainly adopt new design cues from cars such as Audi A4 sedan and Audi Q5. Inside the cabin, future Q3 will get Audi’s virtual cockpit instrument display. Other equipment and features will include leather upholstery, power liftgate, rain sensors, 12-way power front seats, LED interior lighting, dual-zone climate control and panoramic moonroof. More equipped version will get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, GPS navigation with Google Maps, power folding mirrors, BOSE sound system, blind spot alert and even keyless entry with push start button. 2018 Q3 will be offered in three different versions: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige.
2018 Audi Q3 engine and fuel economy specs
2018 Audi Q3 engine will be 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrain producing 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine will come mated to 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front wheel drive as standard. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system will be available as optional upgrade for approximately $2,100. 2018 Audi Q3 fuel economy ratings should be set at 22 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, averaging 23 mpg.
2018 Audi Q3 release date and price review
2018 Audi Q3 release date is expected in fall 2017. When it finally hits the market it will compete with Infiniti QX30, Lexus NX, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA. 2018 Audi Q3 price range will be slightly higher than before. Audi Q3 Premium price starts at $32,750, while Premium Plus price is set at $35,450. Top of the range Audi Q3 Prestige price is $40,150.