Design

Larger inside and out than its predecessor and with a more angular design, the Audi Q3 falls in line with its big brothers in Audi’s SUV line-up. With a 530-litre boot, 4,484mm in length, 2,204mm in width and 1,616mm in height, the Audi Q3 offers a comfortable entry and a sporty seating position. Distinctive from every angle, the Q3 Sportback proudly asserts its Audi identity with a dramatic, gloss-black grille with an octagon design and tapered headlights. The roofline tapers down towards the tailgate, displaying a coupe-like silhouette, while the matt black rear diffuser gives the tail a wide, purposeful look. With a long, elegant shoulder line, the sportiness of the Q3 Sportback is even more evident. Compared with the Q3, the Sportback is slightly longer in length by 16mm, a shade narrower by 182mm and 49mm lower.

Features

The Q3 and Q3 Sportback have a high level of standard specification including Audi Virtual Cockpit, Audi Pre-sense Front with pedestrian and cyclist detection, MMI Navigation Plus with MMI touch display and LED headlights with daytime-running lights and dynamic rear indicators all standard on the entry level Sport trim. Upgrade to Matrix LED headlights on the Edition 1 and Vorsprung trim which provides precise illumination of the road ahead, calculating the appropriate lighting required. There are a wide range of driver assistance features available including park assist which searches for suitable parking and a 360-degree camera which covers the close range area around the vehicle, both available with the Vorsprung trim.

Performance & Technology

Available with TDI and TFSI engines, the Q3 family offers an output from 150PS to 230PS. Plus the option to experience quattro technology, bringing safety, sportiness and performance to everyday driving. The Q3 offers impeccable driving dynamics with standard suspension available on the entry-level sport, plus the characteristics of the vehicle can be varied according to the driving situation or your personal needs using the Audi Drive Select, which alters your driving performance from comfortable to sporty. A 10.25” Virtual Cockpit comes as standard at entry level with a 12.3” upgrade available. Enjoy the ambient lighting pack available on the S line trim and upgrade to extended ambient lighting pack with a choice of up to 30 colours with contour lighting for the door and illuminated quattro logo or Audi rings in the instrumental panel. Plus, enjoy the Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound system which comes as standard on the Vorsprung trim.

Safety

As standard on the entry-level Q3 and Q3 Sportback Sport, comes an array of safety systems, including Audi Pre-Sense with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning, Audi side assist and light and rain sensors. In the event of a collision occupants are protected by a six-airbag system. Upgrade to the Vorsprung trim where the Driver Assistance Pack comes as standard and includes traffic sign recognition, high-beam assist, adaptive cruise assist and emergency assist as well as the Audi Parking System Plus.