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Say Hello to the New 2025 Audi Q3 With Its More Modern Design

The second generation Audi Q3 was unveiled a little over five years ago, and while we cannot call it old yet, the four-ring brand thinks it is. As a result, they have started the road-testing and fine-tuning phase of its successor.
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Caught by our spy photographers in the open wearing the final production body and lighting units at both ends, the 2025 Audi Q3 looks more modern. It has a split headlamp signature, with the lower units being the actual clusters, a slightly smaller grille, and a more sizeable central air intake.

Although the roofline appears to be a bit more arched towards the rear, the profile looks about the same. It has a new bumper at the rear with a cleaner shape, a different tailgate that kind of mirrors the styling of the current car, and new taillights, probably with a Y-shaped design that may or may not be linked together by a full-width light strip.

Audi is expected to do more important things to the interior, though for the time being, it remains under wraps. If you look closely at the left front fender, you will see a charging port. This tells us the prototype features a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Besides the partially electrified assembly, the all-new Audi Q3 is also expected to have normal internal combustion units.

Nonetheless, we cannot know for sure which engines it will get, but its construction, aka the Volkswagen Group's MQB Evo, supports multiple powertrains, including gasoline, diesel, and mild hybrids. Its more mainstream sibling, the VW Tiguan, will get all of them, whereas the Cupra Terramar, which features the same construction, features electrified power solely.

Likely sporting a larger overall footprint compared to its predecessor, the next-gen Q3 is expected to have an identical wheelbase. It measures 2,680 mm (105.5 in) in length on the current iteration, which makes it slightly shorter than the current Mercedes GLA and BMW X1, which are two of its biggest rivals in the premium subcompact crossover segment. Other models that it targets are the Volvo XC40 and Alfa Romeo Tonale.

Audi will announce some juicy details about the third-gen Q3 when the time comes, and that includes the official unveiling date. For now, it is believed it will debut sometime in 2024, and we think it might be in the second part of the year. It will still come to life at the Gyor factory in Hungary, and it could be made in China, too, for the local market.

It will probably be a 2025 model when it arrives in the United States, and it should slightly bump the price. The 2024 Q3 is offered with the 184 hp (187 ps/137 kW) 2.0L 40 TFSI and 228 hp (231 ps/170 kW) 2.0L 45 TFSI powertrains and starts at $37,000 before destination.
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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