The premium compact crossover is expected to come completely new next year as 2019 Audi Q3. In one of the most competitive segments in the market, there is a constant high demand for new designs and technical achievements, so it is no wonder that production cycles are usually shorted that some could expect.
So, the current version of this premium crossover seems a little bit outdated, despite the fact that its initial release was in 2011. During these six or seven years, we have seen several new models, so the new version of this crossover is necessary. There are several novelties to come with this redesign. We will see another derivate from the versatile MQB platform, but with several unique characteristics.
The 2019 Q3 is also about to get a completely new styling, as we as the interior design. We expect its arrival late in the next year.
2019 Audi Q3 redesign
The famous carmaker from Ingolstadt will soon introduce the second generation of its popular compact crossover. The 2019 Audi Q3 will come with numerous changes. First of all, it will get a new platform. Just like many of compact and mid-size models from the VW Group, this one will also ride on the company’s famous, ultra-versatile MQB architecture. The new model will continue with the FWD layout. The brand’s famous Quattro all-wheel-drive system will be available as well.
When it comes to other changes, we will not see anything radical. The new 2019 Audi Q3 will continue with similar dimensions and with the pretty much same shape. It is also worth to mention that there is a new Q4 crossover, which will be derived from this model. It features a little bit sportier stance and a coupe-like body style.
2019 Audi Q3 styling and interior design
When it comes to styling, we don’t expect radical changes. The carmaker from Ingolstadt always comes with proven design solutions. With a proven recipe that includes mostly conventional solutions, but also some small dose of modern elements, Audi always manages to create a vehicle with a classic flavor that looks fresh for a long time. When it comes to this particular model, it still wears a camouflage so it is hard to predict the exact look of the vehicle.
However, we can clearly see the overall shape remains the same. We are pretty sure that the new 2019 Audi Q3 will feature pretty much the same styling as the new Q5, just in a smaller package and with a little bit better aerodynamics and overall proportions. On the other side, we are pretty sure that the interior design will come in a classic Audi manner, featuring familiar minimalistic philosophy.
2019 Audi Q3 engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect to see WV’s familiar palette of diesel and gasoline aggregates.
The list of gasoline units will include a small 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit, as well as a new 1.5-liter engine that debuted in the updated VW Golf.
On the other side, diesel lineup consists of several variants of the famous 2.0-liter TDI unit. This engine received an update two years ago. It now comes in three different output variants, with 120, 150 and 180 horses.
When it comes to transmission, there is a familiar 6-speed manual, as well as new dual-clutch automatic in the offer. Also, a hi-performance SQ3 version in on the way, but this version will probably come a little bit later than standard models.
2019 Audi Q3 release date and price
The 2019 Audi Q3 will most likely hit the European late in the next year. On the other side, North America model will probably come somewhere during 2019. It is also worth to mention that Audi is moving production of this crossover from Spain to Hungary. We don’t expect bigger changes in price. So, the new 2019 Q3 should cost around 32.000 dollars in a base variant. Key rivals will be models like BMW X1, Lexus NX, Mercedes GLA etc.