The German automobiles maker Audi have been making Q3 version since 2011. Model is popular due to its capabilities and luxurious look. The company is working on 2017 Audi Q3, according to credible sources. This crossover SUV will have a new look and is expected to come with improved off-road capabilities due to the use of new power train. Interior will offer friendly and more technologically advanced features while exterior will experience massive uplifts. It is expected to hit the market with a boom, giving competitors a hard time.
2017 Audi Q3 – Unique Feature
Interior will come furnished with a combination of leather and wood finishing, this will offer a refreshing and a luxurious feel to the occupants. Interior will come with a range of choices in terms of color. Seats, on the other hand, will be covered with real leather. They will be configured to offer maximum comfort and enough leg space and head rest. Front seats will also be electronically heated and ventilated. Additionally, they will be adjustable. The dashboard will experience total redesigning; older analog interface will be replaced with new digital one. It will feature large touch screen display that will be connected to vehicle’s control system. Other components include advanced infotainment system, navigation system, and connectivity features i.e. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. 2017 Audi Q3 safety will be highly enhanced through the incorporation of driver’s assistance kit and airbags. Others include zonal climate control system.
The platform of 2017 Audi Q3 shall be based on that of Audi Quattro. It will be made shorter and wide in order to improve on stability and off-road capabilities. To increase efficiency and fuel economy, lighter materials will be used in body construction. More likely being aluminum and in some parts carbon fiber, these materials will help in moderating vehicle’s weight too. Front fascia will include a bigger bumper and re-worked grille housing the Audi logo rings. Air inlet slots will be a bit larger to ensure more air flows to the engine for cooling. Headlamps will come restructured to give the front a sharp appearance. Moreover, headlamps and tail lamps will be LED technology based. The rear side is expected to have a new type of exhaust system while roofline will be designed to have a coupe appearance.
2017 Audi Q3 – Engine Specs
2017 Audi Q3 will come in a choice of two engines. The first option is a gasoline based 2.0 L TFSI engine. It will be capable of producing 200 horsepower and a torque of 207 pound-feet. The second engine option is diesel based 5 cylinders which will be turbocharged. This engine will be 2.5 L capable of producing 340 horsepower and a torque of 332-pound feet. These engines will be connected to a 6- speed auto transmission gearbox. It will be available in all wheel drive mode. Fuel economy will be greatly improved with 2017 Audi Q3 having average fuel use of 23 miles per gallon. On acceleration, it is will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 in just 6.8 seconds, while the maximum speed will be 145 mph.
2017 Audi Q3 – Release Date and Price
The latter is expected to be in showrooms beginning from October 2016. Base price is estimated to be around $34,500.