Seeing the 2019 Audi Q3 concept model parading down the street in full camo made us think. There are two sides of these story, one is that Audi may decide to take things their own usual way and provide an update which looks, feels and acts exactly like the previous car, or this time they may finally decide to leave their old formula aside and actually change the car. Luckily there have been some recent announcements which state that the upcoming model is going to get a lot more changes, but these still need to be determined. One of the major factors is the new design which is going to be based on one of the most popular and most sold Audi models.
The Audi Q3 made its way to the market in 2011 when it was introduced in the compact crossover segment. But the model only crossed to America in 2015, when the model was facelifted and got its first heavy change. The prospect of this model arriving to the US was welcomed with open hands and the Q3 did much better than initially predicted. The vehicle saw rising sales numbers and the model gained immense popularity and a lot of new fans. In today’s market, the need for a small SUV is getting higher and higher, people are really interested in acquiring this type of a car and it is the perfect time for Audi to output their second-generation Q3 car.
Updates for the car are expected across the board. They are going to change the model stylistically and are going to reshape it based on the most popular Audi car on the market. They are also going to change the inside by giving it a lot of new and modern features and improving the comfort for the passengers. Finally, there are some new powerplants that they have in mind which are ultimately going to be added here. All in all, the spy photos taken of the prototype mule look very interesting and the model is hiding much more than it lets us see. It will help the Q3 brand continue on with its success with which it has started with the previous model.
We are very much looking forward to see what novelties they are planning for the 2019 Audi Q3. If Audi decided to skip their usual formula of updating, it will make this new-generation vehicle a very lucrative offer. We are eagerly expecting the release date and here is what we currently known about the model.
What about the Release Date of the 2019 Audi Q3?
The release date is expected to be set for next year for the 2019 Audi Q3. The model is in preparation and will be outputted on the market for the upcoming season. Initially it was announced that the model is going to be made for the end of this year but it was soon changed to the next one as there would not be enough time to make the model properly. All in all, the vehicle will be set and come out within the few first months of the year which is an amazing feat. The busy compact crossover market demands that things move quickly and it means for the car to be released as soon as possible in order to compete with other players on the board. They also need to continue the swing which the Audi Q3 has already made in order to keep things going and enhance the sales.
What is the New 2019 Audi Q3 Price Going to be?
The price list of the 2019 Audi Q3 will be announced shortly. But we already have an idea of how much the model is going to be worth. The price will not be much higher than the competition. It will offer us a similar price and we expect it to be somewhere in the ballpark of the current price range. The vehicle will start sales with the Premium Plus, which is the entry trim, worth $33,700. The higher one is the Prestige which you will get for $38,600. This makes the pricing of the vehicle perfect compared to other models in the segment and will enable the fans to get the car at a competitive price. All in all, we are expecting rising sales numbers and much higher popularity for the newest Q3 model particularly in the American market.
New Styling for the 2019 Audi Q3
The newest 2019 Audi Q3 is expected to change the styling a little bit. But as the prototype is still covered with a lot of camo, it makes it hard to determine what is new and what is old. The model is going to be a mixture of the elements which the car has established as a usual part for the car and the introduction of new stuff which we expect to remodel the car. The parts which have made the Audi Q3 a standout and which will be transferred back here include the sharply Xenon headlights which are going to be transfer here. The large Singleframe grille has already become a standard part of the model and we expect to see it back. Also, the aluminum trim, an added spoiler in the back and roof rails are all going to make a comeback, with the added LEDs in the taillights which are going to differ a bit. The exhaust tips which will protrude from below are going to be integrated into the rear bumper this time.
Bet the best piece of news is that the new 2019 Audi Q3 will draw its new elements form the Audi Quattro model. The main designers is a big fan of the car, which was made popular during the 80s. But it is still not clear which parts the model is going to transfer. Although we assume that the model is going to use the flared wheels arches and will redesign the rear end of the car in the same manner as the Quattro to make it look spectacular. It is still not clear how much they plan to borrow form the car but some fans even state that the more the better and they view this model as being the perfect new car for the market.
Upgrading the Indie
We expect the 2019 Audi Q3 to have the same luxury and comfort when it comes to the inside. It is also expected that the interior be made based on the current A4 model which has adopted a new kind of a layout. It seems perfect for it to be transferred here and it will probably give a great kind of a look for the model. This means an incorporation of a new kind of a steering wheel but also less buttons on the dash as well. There is probably going to be a new touchscreen added on the center stack, while also included will be the Audi’s Virtual Cockpit within the gauge cluster.
The seats in 2019 Audi Q3 will be draped in leather upholstery and you can choose from various new colors that are going to be added. The upgraded material will make the look and comfort of the car feel great, but it will also help with the atmosphere and keep you calm while driving.
There are various technological additions and pieces of equipment as well. Within the offer we have Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, voice control. This is going to help the people feel at ease and with the expanded size of the car we also expect to get more room inside. There is also going to be some added cargo room which will enhance the current 16.71 square feet. With the folded rear seats, the spacing will be expanded to 48.2 square feet. All in all, the car gets much more comfortable in terms of spacing, materials and gadgets and it now represents a much more suitable offer for the people riding inside.
Engine Options for the 2019 Audi Q3
It is more than likely that the newest 2019 Audi Q3 will transfer the engine options for the American market. The current powertrain includes using a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which is matted to a six-speed automatic transmission. This totals in an output of 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, making this model a respectable one among all the other ones in the segment. We were hoping to see an update in the output but it appears that they are going to keep the specs the same. The model will most likely appear in FWD and AWD.
There were some possibilities of the 2019 Audi Q3 using a 2.5-liter five-cylinder, but this is still not confirmed. This model is a Quatro inspired engine and would churn out 340 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. The German version is probably adding a diesel variant but this one is probably not going to be available for the US audiences any time soon.
2019 Audi Q3 0-60 mph and Top Speed
IF they decide to keep the same engine for the 2019 Audi Q3, it would result in similar specs as well. The acceleration ability is not going to be hampered and we expect it to range to about 6.8 seconds as it took the last time to reach 0-60 mph. The top speed of the car is limited to 145 mph.
What is the Fuel Economy Going to be Like?
The fuel economy of the 2019 Audi Q3 is still not mentioned, but it is probably going to be kept to a similar rate. The changes for the powertrain were expected to improve the fuel efficiency but the model still has a suitable performance this way. The current consumption rate is 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway and it appears that the US spec version will transfer the rate. The Euro ones may offer a better rating with the diesel variants but we still have to see what the numbers are going to be like.
New Dimensions are Apparent
As things are going, the new 2019 Audi Q3 will most certainly change the dimensions. The vehicle will get a different size and the model is expected to grow in order to accommodate the passengers better. The thing is that the car has to slot above Q2, which also changed the size, and it subsequently means that the Q3 must do the same. The current expectations say that the car is going to be longer and wider but it also needs to be positioned lower compared to the last time. Expect at least 2.75 inches more for the full length of the car, while 2 inches are going to be added for the width. All in all, the model is going to be a lot more accommodating and will help the passengers feel a lot better inside now.
Safety Systems Inside the 2019 Audi Q3
Safety will be yet another feature which will be updated for the 2019 Audi Q3. The interior of the car has already been updated with a lot of new features and equipment and this one will merely expand on the ones that have already been given for the previous model. They are making this one as safe as any other rivaling car and it will certainly help with the newest updated version as well. The car will now add automatic braking, lane-keep assist, pedestrian monitor, a blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert. Generally speaking this are all the newest as standard set of features which will make the model better and ultimately safer.
Rivals and Other Models
The competition in the compact crossover segment will make the introduction of the 2019 Audi Q3 hard. But thanks to the already established popularity of the car and thanks to the model already offering great sales and good performance, the model might still beat the competitors. If they decide to make the model as they should and update as much as we are hoping they are, it means that the model has more changes to trample the competitors. The model will certainly get a lot more sales and will earn much more for the Audi brand. The cermet models which are going to be the highest form of competition include BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class models which will be a suitable set of vehicles to oppose the Q3. These as well are already popular brands on the market so we only have to wait and see which one comes out on top.
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