This year’s Beijing Motor Show played host to the reveal of a very different Q3 - the Audi Q3 Connected Mobility features a built-in electric scooter, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The Q3 Connected Mobility concept showcases a potential future city congestion solution, with a secondary form of transportation hidden in a storage tray under the rear bumper. This means that the innovative concept looks like a standard Audi Q3 from the outside, with the electric longboard scooter tucked into a fold-out drawer, but the progressive marque has made some intelligent changes on the inside to enable customers to make the most of the Q3 Connected Mobility.
Able to alleviate the strain on overcrowded city roads, drivers are able to park outside the city centre, hop onto their electrically-powered longboard - which has been charged as they’ve been driving - and ride the rest of the way to their destination. Travel for up to 7.4 miles on one charge up to a top speed of 18.6mph.
It’s the Q3 Connected Mobility concept’s satellite navigation system that really raises the bar, as it uses real-time traffic information to work out whether driving the Audi or using the longboard would get you to your destination faster. If the latter, the system will locate a nearby parking space for you to leave your Q3 Connected Mobility, and you can jump onto the longboard to complete your journey.
Don’t worry about getting lost either, as the smartphone mount on the longboard’s handlebars means that you can follow directions all the way to your destination. Maybe in the future, this innovative Audi concept will become a reality and we’ll all be riding longboards on the city streets.
In the meantime, if you love the look of the current Audi Q3, why not explore all it has to offer right here? We’d be more than happy to help at Jardine Motors Audi.