The Q3 is the smallest crossover in the lineup of this manufacturer. It is a compact luxury crossover, which was originally launched in 2011 as 2012 year model. After four years of production, we are about to see a refreshed model, which will come with several significant modifications. The great news is that this car finally comes in United States. The 2016 Audi Q3 will come with several visual changes, while interior won’t be drastically changed. For now, it is confirmed that U.S. model will come in two variants, when it is about engine.
2016 Audi Q3 details
The 2016 Audi Q3 comes with several modifications. This mid-cycle refresh includes mostly visual changes. When it is about exterior look, there are several novelties both on the front and rear ends. At the front, refreshed model comes with slightly revisited grille, with chrome ring that connects to both headlights. There are also new, reshaped air intakes. At the rear end, we will see new taillights. The 2016 Audi Q3 also comes with new alloy wheels, which provide much sportier and aggressive look, compared to last-year model. Inside, there will not be too many changes.
The cabin is in the recognizable Audi style, with high-quality materials. Although this model is equipped with touchscreen and latest infotainment system, there are also plenty of analog buttons that make excellent combination. This model features in standard package power-adjustable front seats and rear seats that will fold flat for extra cargo room.
2016 Audi Q3 under the hood
For now, only one engine option officially confirmed for U.S. market. It is a 2.0 liter TFSI inline-four engine that is good enough for 200 horses and 207 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired with 6-speed automatic transmission, with FWD configuration as standard and AWD as optional. Although it isn’t officially confirmed yet, it is also expected that RS Q3 will be available in United States. This model is powered by 2.5 liter 5-cylinder turbo engine, which outputs 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.