Currently, Audi Q3 is the smallest crossover in the Audi family. It was based on a similar platform with the Volkswagen Tiguan and it was launched in the year 2012. During this time, the Audi Q3 made came in three TFSI gasoline engines and three TDI diesel engines. Audi is going to bring in another Q3 design as a 2016 model. However, 2016 Audi Q3 will not appear with the above mentioned engines, rather it shall be offered with a 2.o liter TSFI turbocharged four cylinder.
2016 Audi Q3: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Audi is also redesigning this model for it to come with a new exterior look which shall be sportier and more edgy than before. Another change which shall take place is the inclusion of a new front grill. 2016 Audi Q3 will also acquire some minimal changes in its external style. The new grill will include horizontal panels in favor of the straight cafes found in the current Q3. Its top part fender will have increased air intake while the front lights will be reformed. These changes and other highly anticipated shall make the redesigned 2016 Audi Q3 to appear sportier and quite magnificent than the outgoing model. It will also come with different wheel patterns and some modern graphics in the lights. From the front, this new model looks like other Audi models especially with its open mouth trapezoid grill and four circles upon it. Its rear end is also different from other cars in its family. It has been cut to a 60-degree angle thus offering slimmer arrowhead-like taillights.
Inside the 2016 Audi Q3, it will be equipped with a digital cluster similar to the one in the 2016 Audi TT. This car shall offer its users the same level of refinement which any of its bigger cousins offer. Even by looking at it, it appears more of a hatchback than a crossover. Since this model is somehow small, fitting five passengers will be a tricky affair. However, the seats shall be refined thoroughly and they shall be tempting to all prospective buyers. They shall be covered with leather upholstery which shall be found in three different colors. The dash board too will be available in a number of colors including aluminum, walnut brown and silver. Furthermore, the front seats will be heated and this feature shall be standard in all trims. Again, the 2016 Audi Q3 will get a 7 inch touch screen display panel with navigation system as standard. Other new standard features inside this new auto include a power sunroof and hill descent assist. The optional features include HD radio and SiriusXM traffic with four years of subscription on the Prestige models. There will also be optional parking sensors, rear side airbags, blind spot detection and rear view camera.
2016 Audi Q3: Engine Options
2016 Audi Q3 will be offered in two trim levels namely Premium Plus and Prestige. Both tiers will acquire the same engine which is a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline four unit which generates 200 horsepower and 20 pound per feet of torque. The six speed automatic gearbox will be the chosen mode of transmission. Both the all wheel and the front wheel drive shall be available in 2016 Audi Q3.
2016 Audi Q3: Price and Release Date
Prices for the base model will be at $ 32 000, while the higher trim levels with Prestige packages will go for $ 38 000. It is expected to be launched towards the end of 2015, and then go on sale in early 2016.