2018 Audi Q3 Release Date, Price, Specs

2018 Audi Q3

Audi has realized its plan of designing a lighter and more practical 2018 Audi Q3. The 2018 Q3 features a revamped exterior and quite powerful engines, proving to be an excellent option for families. This small premium crossover has fresh elements that would allow it to create an edge in the market.

The automaker has tried to heavily camouflage it, but spy shots reveal the refinement that is evident with its sharper exterior and an increased footprint. However the 2018 Audi Q3 is expected to have less fat than the Q2, given that the automaker decided to use VW’s MQB platform. With the less weight, the Q3 will have more cabin space with the possibility of an all-electric version (EV), or most likely plug-in-hybrid (PHEV) technology.

2018 Audi Q3

2018 Audi Q3 Interior

The cabin has received major overhauls, with the center console design and cluttered dashboard being replaced by a better ergonomic layout, borrowed from the Q5. Audi decided to use its virtual cockpit driver’s display which eradicates the traditional instrument cluster positioned behind the steering wheel. Its infotainment system will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Moreover, its horizontally designed dashboard increases the visibility distance of the cabin. Audi revamped the interior of its 2018 Audi Q3 by using high quality elements, and introducing the latest driving assist systems. With its updated safety features, superior entertainment features, and more premium finishing, this 2018 Audi Q3 intends to turn heads.

The automaker tweaked and made design changes to the steering wheel, improving comfort and functionality, allowing the driver to have more control. With more function buttons on the steering wheel, the dashboard has some free space whereby the automaker can add more features to improve on the overall design.

When it comes to the infotainment system, Audi features LCD screens, a high-tech audio system offering connectivity for USB ports, Smartphone integration and Bluetooth. The upholstery will most probably be leather, with new colors to be introduced.

Lastly, the 2018 Audi Q3 is likely to be fitted with a temperature regulating system, an improved navigation system, cruise control, airbags, parking assist, monitors, ABS, and keyless entry.

2018 Audi Q3

2018 Audi Q3 Engine

In terms of the driving configuration, FWD will be standard, while the powerful engines will be paired with Audi’s Quattro AWD mechanism. Transmission will be dependent on the engine, with the option of a 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch or 6 speed manual gearbox. There is a high possibility the Audi Q3 will have a 2.0L l4 delivering 217Hp with a torque of 258 lb-ft.

Its new MQB platform definitely creates the possibility of Audi introducing new engines for its 2018 Audi Q3. The most probable might be a plug-in hybrid e-Tron. With a 1.4L TFSI engine together with an electric motor, the economy might be roughly above 150mpg.

There is also speculation that Audi might consider an EV model which would be a great option for buyers. At the high end will be the RS Q3, with the probability of being powered by a 5 cylinder turbo, made out of aluminum. Not only will it be lighter but more powerful — generating about 394Hp.

2018 Audi Q3 Exterior

The new 2018 Audi Q3 will have its wheelbase expanded by 50mm, with the width increasing in 50mm and the length stretched by 60mm. Straight lines and smooth contours are some of the new features evident — even as the automaker keeps the vehicle under hefty camouflage.

Fresh details can be appreciated such as the chromed exhaust pipes, LED lights, not forgetting its redesigned fascia. With its sleek roofline and 21” alloy wheels, the 2018 Audi Q3 creates makes design statements.

2018 Audi Q3

2018 Audi Q3 Price and Mileage

In terms of fuel efficiency, the EPA ratings of the 2018 Audi Q3 are 17-20 mpg-city and 25-29 mpg-highway, based on the current configuration. The level of CO2 emissions has been drastically reduced in this new model. The price of the new Q3 will start from $35,000, with the vehicle scheduled to hit dealerships sometime this year or the beginning of 2018.

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