A 2018 Model year Audi Q3 has been captured on two-dimensions during its test rounds. The crossover is said to be a lighter or a more upmarket model than the outgoing one. At the dealerships, the latest Q3 is expected to hit anytime in next year. As of now, the competition in the VW Group is on par that indicates a proper inside-out overhaul of the impending crossover.
Beneath the front end, the recent Audi Q3 is loaded with a shared powertrain from the Mk5 VW Golf. the probability that the new version is will switch underpinned platform with the VW Group’s MQB platform. As almost all the Audi’s ongoings are using the same platform including cars from Audi’s TT sports cars family to the Skoda Kodiaq SUV. The new underpinnings are light and offers much space. Other than this, inclusion of a plug-in hybrid technology is also probable with the imminent.
The new model will be more longer and wider than the current model by 60mm and 50mm respectively. Meanwhile, the wheelbase is also be stretched unit by 50mm. It will make the 2018 Audi Q3 a more practical option as the Audi is renowned globally to offer more cabin space in the rear end. The Boot space of the new SUV will also be more spacious as the capacity is expected to increase from existing 420 litres.
The introduction of new MQB chassis allows new engine options for the Q3 which could also include most significant plug-in-hybrid e-tron. However, it will not arrive that early. It is expected to hit the ground sometime a later after the 2018 Audi Q3 launch. Other engines include a 1.4-litre TFSI engine and an electric motor. The top-of-line Audi Q3 RS is also expected with the latest Audi five-cylinder turbo engine which is more light and powerful than the earlier. The maximum power transmission of 394 bhp is probable to all the wheels. This power propelling duties on the current generation SUV are served by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and quattro AWD. While, the remaining variants in the series will boast of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines in 1.5- 2 litres displacements range.