Over the years the compact SUV segment has become so crowded that car makers have been forced to do tricks. They began rolling out models that were smaller than they already were, but still large enough not to be placed under the subcompact class. Of course, the lower shelf of this compact segment is not too fulfilled as the top (yet!), But that does not mean that everything is easy out there. As far as luxury labels go, BMW was the first there in 2009 with the X1, while Audi was quick to follow in 2011 with Audi Q3, but also an Englishman in the same year as Evoque. After that Merc appeared which also brought Infiniti. So, we have a small group of decent crossovers, and to keep things floating for themselves, Audi is preparing a new brand of Audi Q3 2019.
AUDI Q3 2019 Price and RELEASE DATE
Yes, but only if Germany decides to treat this Audi Q3 2019 correctly. There is plenty of room for improvement, maybe even too much. BMW might reject X1 from a unique RWD setting, but it brings improvements to many other fields and Merc might try to rival the new GLA. The Evoque is just an extraordinary post and that will be enough for that, while the Infiniti QX30 has the lowest initial price. New Audi Q3 needs to find a sweet spot there, when it arrives at the end of 2019, maybe with the same base price of around $ 32000.
AUDI Q3 2019 Review and Features
It seems that luxury marques need time to perfect the cabin with this little crossover. GLA is very narrow, and so does X1 before the new generation reduces it. However, Audi Q3 has more problems than just small. The position of the seat is awkward high and weird after all, while the shape of the dash appears as an afterthought. This is probably the first and last Audi with chaotic ergonomics (just checking that the HVAC position) as a model that will come might reduce it. Fortunately the material and building quality are at Audi level and that must be maintained, and that’s where GLA is currently falling short of the usual Benz hopes. Unfortunately, there are no spy shots from the interior, but as we say hopefully Ingolstadt plans to overcome this deficiency.
There is nothing official yet, but the US model can follow up with the 2.0-liter turbocharged L4 which is currently pumping out 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. With the power of 6-speed automatic forward transmission or all wheels, Audi Q3 reaches 60 mph in 7.8 seconds which significantly falls behind all rivals. And with 23 mpg combined fuel efficiency, it has one more area where it comes last among enemies. In addition, the pleasure of driving now is spoiled by anxious ride, too many body rolls, and actually the greatest amount of noise that penetrates the cabin for the class. So, there are many things that Audi can dedicate with future replacements. As a shiny part of the future, there is the possibility of introducing a plug-in version, while Audi Q3 RS will reach the limit of 400 hp (like RS3) with the same 2.5 liter turbocharged L5 and maybe even come to the US today.