Audi is adding a compact SUV with coupé styling to its model range with the new Q3 Sportback. The new model combines the strong presence and versatile everyday convenience of an SUV with the sporty elegance and agile handling of a coupé. This makes it the first coupe-crossover of the Audi brand.
For the market launch in Europe, a petrol and a diesel engine are available for selection for the Q3 Sportback. With 169kW, the 2.0 TFSI in the Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro S tronic is the most powerful engine. The 2.0 TDI in the Q3 Sportback 35 TDI S tronic has an output of 110kW. Shortly after market launch, it will also be available as a manual transmission with a quattro drive. Additional engines will follow in the course of the year, including a more powerful diesel and an entry-level petrol engine, which works together with a 48 V mild-hybrid system.
The Audi Q3 Sportback is 4.50m long, 1.84m wide and 1.56m high, its wheelbase measuring 2.68m. This results in a large and highly variable interior. The rear seats offer space for three people and can be moved 130mm longitudinally as standard. Their backrests are divided into three sections and their inclination can be adjusted in seven stages. The volume of the luggage compartment ranges from 530l to 1400l.
The all-new Audi Q3 Sportback is expected to arrive in Australia in the first-half of 2020. Further details on the model line-up, pricing and specification will be announced closer to launch.