Audi Q3 News

  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi will unveil a sleeker, sexier version of its Q3 in July but sadly the model won't be sold in the United States.

  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots and video

    It was in early 2017 that Audi first confirmed the addition of a Q4 to its lineup, though there have been some changes to the automaker's plans since then. The Q4 was originally planned to be a compact crossover SUV with a coupe-like profile based on the same structure as the recently redesigned...

  • 2020 Audi RS Q3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS Q3 spy shots and video

    Audi Sport is out testing prototypes for a new generation of the RS Q3 due on the market in late 2019 or early the following year. Also in the works is a more coupe-like variant dubbed the RS Q3 Sportback.

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    2019 Audi Q3 preview

    Sales of compact crossover SUVs are booming and Audi looks to have one of the strongest offerings in the form of its redesigned 2019 Q3. The new Q3 was unveiled last October at the 2018 Paris International Motor Show and on Wednesday was shown in the United States for the first time, at the 2019...

  • 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback spy shots

    Audi is developing a compact crossover SUV that it will badge a Q3 Sportback, and today we have spy shots of a prototype for the high-performance version from the Audi Sport division: the RS Q3 Sportback. The Q3 Sportback is a coupe-like crossover based on the same structure as the recently...

  • 2020 Audi Q3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi Q3 spy shots

    Development of a next-generation Audi Q3 is well underway as our latest spy shots confirm. The new compact crossover SUV is expected on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model, and so far it doesn’t appear Audi will be pulling any surprises regarding the design. The vehicle should resemble a scaled-down...

  • Hot Volkswagen Tiguan R at the Nürburgring

    Over the past week, a Volkswagen Tiguan has been seen hurtling around the Nürburgring. And most curiously, the engine note emanating from it was very similar to that of the inline-5 fitted to the RS 3 and RS Q3 from Audi Sport. This has led to speculation that the vehicle might be a prototype for the first-ever Tiguan R. However, it’s more likely we’re looking at a test mule for the next-generation RS Q3. The biggest clue is the license plate information which reveals the vehicle was registered in the German city of Ingolstadt, Audi’s hometown. The lack of camouflage...

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    Audi spices up the Q3 with some sporty touches

    You can now spice up the styling of the Audi Q3 thanks to new options designed to strengthen the contrast between the regular model and those equipped with the available Sport and S line packages. On the Sport package, the front bumper adopts a more aggressive look with larger intakes. The center...

  • 2016 Audi RS Q3 Performance
    Audi RS Q3 gets pumped-up performance variant

    It’s bad enough that Audi doesn’t offer its RS Q3 in the United States. Now, to add insult to injury, the automaker is launching an even more potent variant that dons the “Performance” labeling. Joining the RS 6 and RS 7 Performance models unveiled last year is the new RS Q3...

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    2016 Audi Q3 Priced From $34,625

    Audi’s Q3 compact crossover has just been updated, even though it only hit showrooms last year. And with the update comes a slight price rise. Audi has confirmed that the latest 2016 Q3 in base Premium Plus trim will start at $34,625, which includes a $925 destination charge and is exactly...

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    2016 Audi Q3 Debuts At 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Video

    Audi finally launched its Q3 compact crossover in the U.S. last fall but overseas the vehicle has been around since 2011. That’s why an updated version has already been introduced in some markets, and now the updated Q3 has made its U.S. debut, appearing at this week’s 2015 Detroit Auto...

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    Facelifted Audi Q3 And RS Q3 Revealed: Video

    Audi’s Q3 has just been launched on the market, priced from about $33k, but overseas the vehicle has been around since 2011. It’s now undergone a mid-cycle update, which sees the compact crossover receive a few visual tweaks, more efficient engines and some new tech features. ALSO SEE...

  • 2016 Audi Q3 facelift spy shots

    Audi’s Q3 has been around since 2011 but only reaches U.S. showrooms this fall, priced from just above $33k. Curiously, an updated version of the compact crossover is due next year and prototypes have been spotted by one of our photographers. As the spy shots reveal, the changes to the Q3 will be minor. The updated vehicle sports new bumpers at both ends. The lights have also been revised, with the front pair characterized by new patterns for the daytime running lights. A prototype for an updated version of the high-performance RS Q3 has also been spotted, and sports similar updates to...

  • 2016 Audi RS Q3 facelift spy shots
    2016 Audi RS Q3 Spy Shots

    Audi’s Q3 compact crossover is set to launch on the market this fall, priced from just above $33k, but the vehicle’s been on sale elsewhere for the past couple of years and is due to receive a mid-cycle update soon. We’ve already seen spy shots of a prototype for a facelifted...

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    2015 Audi Q3 Priced: At $33k, Facing Off With Mercedes GLA

    With the 2015 Audi Q3 that arrives to the U.S. this fall, Audi cements the its crossover strategy, with a five-passenger, subcompact-size tall hatchback that fits five, meets all the standards for features and luxury for the brand, and makes a nice complement in the lineup both to the larger Q5 and...

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    2015 Audi Q3 Revealed, Goes On Sale This Fall

    Debuting next week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show will be the 2015 Audi Q3, the version of the compact crossover we finally get here in the U.S. The Q3 was first shown in 2011 and was promised for local sale soon after, but its arrival was delayed due to regulatory issues that apparently have been...

  • Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011
    3,500-Mile Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011 Starts Tomorrow

    It’s been a while since we last heard about the Audi Q3, probably because the vehicle isn't on sale yet and is still unlikely to be offered in the U.S., but now we have some news regarding the compact luxury crossover. The vehicle is set to embark on an epic tour tomorrow that will see it...

  • Audi Q3 RS prototype
    Audi Q3 RS Prototype Gets Swedish Test Drive: Video

    We're not sure who the Q3 RS is for, but we can't argue with its specs.

  • 2012 Audi Q3

    It’s bad enough that Audi is yet to confirm its latest Q3 compact crossover for sale in the U.S. but now there’s word that a possible high-performance ‘RS’ variant complete with a 300 horsepower version of the same engine found in the highly anticipated TT RS is planned. According to reports coming out of Germany, the turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine from the TT RS and the RS3 (another hot Audi we don’t get in the U.S.) is destined for a new Audi Q3 RS. We already know this engine has the potential to be tuned up to 503 horsepower, but expect something...

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    2012 Audi Q3 Enters Production In Spain

    Audi's Q3 has been a long time coming--we caught spy shots of it, learned it would be built in Spain by Seat, and even chased reports that it would eventually head to the U.S. Today, the smallest of Audi's crossovers, built on some of the same underpinnings as the Audi A3, entered production for...

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    2012 Audi Q3 Still Under Consideration For U.S.

    Audi’s new baby, the recently revealed Q3 compact crossover, is still unconfirmed for sale in the U.S. despite the popularity of crossover models in this market as well as growing demand for more fuel efficient vehicles. You may recall last month Audi board member for sales and marketing...

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    2012 Audi Q3 Preview: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

    Sketches, spy shots, and speculative factoids have swirled around the 2012 Audi Q3 for years now. Today, we have the official info ahead of its official debut at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. Straight to the oily bits: the 3,307-pound Q3 is powered by a trio of four-cylinder engines at launch. The...

  • 2012 Audi Q3 official sketches
    2012 Audi Q3 Coming To Shanghai Auto Show: First Official Sketches

    The Seat-built 2012 Audi Q3 will make its official debut at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, according to the company. The new smaller crossover will do battle with the likes of the BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque. These official sketches are our first look at what to expect. Power for the new Q3 is...

  • 2011 Audi A3 Sedan Concept live photos
    Audi A3 Sedan Likely For U.S., Q3 Crossover Less So

    The current range of Audi A3 hatchbacks--Sportbacks in Audi speak--is a very competent model line, and in 2.0-liter TDI guise offers highway fuel economy as high as 42 mpg. However, in the U.S., where the sedan is king, the A3 only musters around 6,500 sales per year. That should all change with...

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