5th Mar 2012 by Admin
The small prestige SUV segment continues to grow, and is projected to overtake midsize prestige SUVs within three to five years. So we’re excited about the imminent arrival of Audi’s long-awaited Q3, destined to be the new leader in this segment. You can take a look at the Q3 at Bellbowrie Motors from April 2012.
Cars Guide’s Peter Barnwell commented; “BMW’s X1 isn’t going to have the compact, premium SUV segment all to itself with the imminent arrival of Audi’s striking new Q3. While the BMW has met with some success despite awkward styling, the new Audi could ignite buyers passions for smaller, higher quality soft roaders.”
A 19-day, 5700km cross-country expedition through the heart of China proved this SUV is not just a pretty ‘coupe-like’ face, it has solid on and off road credentials.
The new Q3 has all the appealing features of the Audi family styling, and looks like a scaled down Q5. With 12 exterior colours, five interior colours, and five customised packages to choose from, you are ensured a high level of personalised style.
You can also make the most of the latest infotainment technology, including MMI navigation plus, a high-resolution seven-inch colour display and Bluetooth. The optional BOSE audio system includes SD card readers, Bluetooth audio streaming, voice control and wi-fi hotspot connectivity for up to eight devices. The MMI screen manages your Audi Driver Select options, adjusting vehicle response, economy and handling, and reverse parking sensors are standard across the range.
In profile, the Q3 has a sportier coupe look. But despite its compact appearance, the cabin space is impressive and class leading.
In regards to safety, nothing raises the flag when running through Q3‘s safety checklist. Stability control, anti-lock brakes, traction control, brake assist, hill-hold, hill descent control, and electronic brake-force distribution all included, as is the full package of airbags (excluding driver’s knee). It’s no surprise then, that the Q3 was announced ‘Best in Class’ in the Small Off-Road 4x4 category by Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), and it received the highest possible score of a five star rating.
Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI 125kW and 155 kW
Combined fuel consumption: 7.3 – 7.7 l/100 km
CO2 emission figures combined: 174 – 179 g/km
Audi Q3 2.0 TDI 103 kW and 130 kW
Combined fuel consumption: 5.2–5.9 l/100 km
CO2 emission figures combined: 137–156 g/km
Body: 5-door, 5-seater sub-compact SUV
Engines: 2.0-litre turbo direct-injection petrol (125kW and 155kW), 2.0-litre turbo diesel (103kW and 130kW)
Models: 103kW TDI manual; 130kW TDI quattro S tronic; 125kW TFSI quattro S tronic and manual; 155kW TFSI quattro manual
Transmissions: 7-speed S tronic auto, 6-speed manual
Drive: Front or quattro all-wheel drive
Dimensions: 4385mm (L), 1831mm (W), 1590mm (H), 2603mm (WB)
Safety: 6 airbags (optional 8), ABS, ESP with electronic LSD, Drive Select, active lane assistance, side assistance, parking assistance, cornering headlights
Economy: 5.2L/100km (103kW TDI)