The new 2015 Audi Q3 luxury SUV comes this fall to the Audi dealerships. With its coupe-like styling it will be real refreshment in luxury SUV category. We expect that Audi Q3 2015 to be more successful that it’s older “brothers” Q5 and Q7. The reason for that is combination of its sporty design and utility of a SUV.
Review of new Audi Q3 2015
The 2015 Audi Q3 sporty character is defined with wraparound tailgate, flat D-pillars and low roofline. This design is a takeover form Cross Coupe Quattro Concept. On the front fascia dominates large mesh grille, xenon headlights, LED daytime running headlights. The hood and tailgate are made of aluminum. The reason for that is lowering the weight and with new aerodynamic line it lower drag coefficient and raise fuel efficiency. Optional equipment is power tailgate that can be open electrically by remote key appendage. On the rear are LED taillights which are standard.
Inside the new Audi luxury SUV there is room for 5 passengers. The rear seats can be folded in 60/40 ratio. In that case the cargo volume rises up from 16.2 cu-ft. to 48.2 cu-ft. There are plenty features that are standard like 12-way powered and heated front seats, leather upholstery, Audi advanced key, panoramic sunroof, interior LED lighting (on the doors, vanity mirrors, foot wells, storage compartments) and numerous airbags. Optional Navigation system comes with 7.0” display with integrated Audi connect infotainment system. It includes Wi-Fi connectivity, Google Earth maps. Optional BOSE Surround Sound system comes with 14 speakers and 465 watts 10-channel receiver.
New Audi luxury SUV specs
The Audi Q3 2015 comes with only one engine and one transmission. It is 2.0-liter TFSI 4-cylinder engine. This powerplant produces 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with 6-speed Tiptronic transmission which delivers power to front wheels. There is Audi Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive available as an option. The buyers can chose optional Audi drive select system. It allows drivers to choose drive modes to adjust response and handling. There are three drive modes: Comfort, Dynamic and Auto. Audi didn’t yet announce the performance of this luxury SUV. We can assume that it will be almost identical to the European model. It will probably sprint from 0-60 mph under 7 seconds and reach top speed of around 145 mph. The fuel economy will be around 33 mpg.
2015 Audi Q3 price
The 2015 Audi Q3 price was officially announced. The given prices for the new luxury SUV are without transportation, taxes, title. Transportation charge is $925,00.
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|Model||Type of drive||MSRP (without taxes)|
|Audi Q3 Premium Plus||FWD||$32.500|
|Audi Q3 Premium Plus||quattro||$34.600|
|Audi Q3 Prestige||FWD||$36.400|
|Audi Q3 Prestige||quattro||$38.500|