The next-gen Audi Q3 will be based on the company’s versatile MQB platform and will be bigger than the outgoing model, with a lot of new styling upgrades.
By Carandbike Team| Updated: 11-Oct-17 12:28 PM
View PhotosThe new Audi Q3 is expected to be built in Audi’s Hungary plant
- The new-gen Audi Q3 is likely to make it’s global debut next year
- The new Audi Q3 will be bigger and lighter than the current one
- The new Q3 will get a range of 3- and 4-cylinder turbocharged engines
The Audi Q3 is possibly one of the best-selling models in the company Q range. First launched in 2011, the Q3 SUV has gone through several major and minor facelifts and upgrades, and now, the Ingolstadt based automaker has decided to give the car a generation upgrade. The company has already started testing the next-gen Audi Q3 and recently one of the test mules of new Q3 was spotted testing with some heavy camouflage. The new-gen Audi Q3 is likely to make it’s global debut next year and as for an India launch, we do not expect it to happen before early 2019.
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The new Audi Q3 comes with a sleeker front with new headlamps and bumper
At the first glance, the test mule of the new Audi Q3 will appear to be a lot similar to the outgoing model, but a closer look reveals a lot of new exterior updates. The overall front of the new Q3 appears to have become sleeker with a revised hexagonal grille, likely to come with chrome surrounds, all-new headlamps that come in wraparound design, a new front bumper that housed redesigned air intakes and a larger central airdam.
New Audi Q3 has grown in size and is now longer than the outgoing model
From the sides, the new Audi Q3 looks like it has grown a bit in size, especially the length, which could be because of the larger rear overhangs. The larger size could also be a way to differentiate the car from the company’s new smallest SUV – the Audi Q2. The design of the C-pillar also appears to have changed but with all that camouflage it’s a bit hard to tell. The car also gets a slightly larger roof-mounted spoiler and of course, we will find new alloy wheels, roof rails, and ORVMs. At the rear, the new Q3 comes with a net set of two-piece taillights and a new tailgate, which is now narrower and there is also new rear bumper.
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