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Spyshots: 2019 Audi Q3 Caught Alpine Testing Shows Sporty Sportback Design

The all-new Audi Q3 will make the old one look like a dinosaur. These are the crispest, more detailed photos we've ever shown you of the 2019 model year SUV, and they suggest a sporty shape, not one designed to appeal to dull people.
2019 Audi Q3 Spied During Alpine Testing Shows Sporty Sportback Design 18 photos
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From the side, the 2019 Audi Q3 shows typical Sportback design - the rear is not straight like a hatch or regular SUV. Instead, the rear windshield has a pronounced rake that ends with a crip spoiler-like trunk element.

The front is also sporty, and surprisingly quite similar to the e-tron quattro we've seen in the past few days. The grille takes the shape of an octagon and is connected to headlights that have a kink at the bottom, like the A3 facelift and A4. The air intakes are large and probably belong to the S-line trim, based on how low the suspension is.

A longer wheelbase and wider tracks will give the Q3 the same grown-up ride as the Tiguan. Of course, adaptive dampers will also help.

Anyway, the new A3 will reap the full benefits of being based on the MQB platform. It's got one of those gigantic sunroofs like you see on the Leon and Golf wagons, and radar cruise control system and probably the digitized cabin. The GLA and X1 are definitely in trouble in that department.

As far as the engines are concerned, expect to see only one 3-cylinder turbo, the base 1.0 TFSI. Most of the customers will opt for the higher-output mills, like the 2.0 TDI. And since the small Q2 crossover goes up to 190 HP, we expect the Q3 to have the twin-turbo version with 240 HP and the 230 HP mill from the Golf GTI. That last one is important as a direct competitor to the U.S.-spec X1 xDrive28i.

We also understand that there will be a pure EV version, using the same powertrain as the VW e-Golf. But it probably won't draw the same kind of attention as a 400 horsepower RS Q3.

 
 
 
 
 

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