Audi Q3 News

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

    Audi has just unveiled a new generation of its Q3 and today we have new spy shots and video of a prototype for the high-performance RS Q3 version from the Audi Sport division. Previously thought to be a tester for a new SQ3 variant, our sources have confirmed that this is in fact a future RS Q3. It means Audi will likely go straight from the regular Q3 to the RS Q3, as was the case with the previous generation. We know the prototype is for the RS variant because of the exhaust tips; RS cars typically feature a pair of fat oval-shaped exhausts like those shown here. The prototype also sports...

  • 2019 Audi Q3, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Audi Q3 bows with sporty look, high-tech cabin

    Sales of compact crossover SUVs are booming and Audi is set to have one of the strongest offerings next year in the form of a redesigned Q3. The new Q3 was unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show and is expected to reach U.S. showrooms in the first half of 2019, bringing with it a sharp new...

  • 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
    Hot Volkswagen Tiguan is likely an Audi RS Q3 test mule

    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...

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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...

  • 2016 Audi Q3

    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 $1,200 more than you had to pay last year. The Q3 in Prestige trim will set you back $39,525, also with the $925 destination charge. The price rise for the Q3 is justified somewhat. The 2016 model gets a few extras as standard like front and rear parking sensors, a backup camera, and five-spoke...

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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...

  • 2015 Audi RS Q3 (European-spec)
    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
    2016 Audi Q3 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...

  • 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...

  • 2015 Audi Q3

    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 addressed. Audi is working on an updated version of the Q3 which was expected to be the model launched here, though it's not clear at this point if the updated model will be ready in time for the car's local launch in the fall. Nevertheless, Audi’s Q3 can’t come a moment sooner. Its...

  • 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

    The lucky dogs at Sweden's Sportbilen apparently got some alone time with a prototype for the upcoming Audi Q3 RS, and they were kind enough to film the experience and share it. With a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine cranking out 300 horsepower, quattro all-wheel drive, and a...

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    300-Horsepower Audi RS Q3 In the Works: Report

    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...

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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...

  • 2012 Audi Q3

    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 only diesel available at launch is a 177-horsepower TDI 2.0-liter available with quattro all-wheel drive. The other two are gasoline burners. A TDI 2.0-liter turbodiesel slots into the global base Q3 after the launch. It's not yet clear if we'll see this one in the U.S., though Audi does quote 45 mpg...

  • 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...

  • 2012 Audi Q3 spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2012 Audi Q3

    In response to shrinking sales of large SUVs in most parts of the globe, automakers are preparing a new generation of compact soft-roaders aimed at both the affordable and premium sectors of the market. We’ve already seen Ford release the Kuga crossover and Toyota add the Urban Cruiser to its...

  • 2012 Audi Q3 spy shots
    Audi Reconsidering Decision To Exclude Q3 Crossover From U.S.

    As it stands, the upcoming Audi Q3 compact crossover is not scheduled to make a U.S. debut anytime soon. However, with Audi selling vehicles at record levels in the U.S., and demand for its cars outpacing supply, the automaker is now reconsidering its decision to exclude the new Q3 from the U.S...

  • 2012 Audi Q3 rendering
    Rendered: 2012 Audi Q3

    In response to shrinking sales of large SUVs in most parts of the globe, automakers are preparing a new generation of compact soft-roaders aimed at both the affordable and premium sectors of the market. We’ve already seen Ford release the Kuga crossover and Toyota add the Urban Cruiser to its...

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