While the big, flagship crossovers are still dominating in the market, the growth of Q3 compact SUV threats to challenge its bigger siblings, Q5 and Q7. These will get competition from the same carmaker. Even larger crossovers are on the way. On the other hand, the 2020 Audi Q3 will battle BMW X1 and Lexus NX.
The latest spy photos are showing pieces of the next-gen vehicle. It comes as 2020 Audi Q3 and according to existing shots, we will have a lot of new stuff to see. Besides the new look and possible refresh of the engine lineup, the Q3 could get a hybrid drivetrain. More certain is RS Q3. The performance-oriented version of the compact SUV was caught during tests. With such lineup, Audi will be one of the stars of 2020 season in the compact crossover segment.
2020 Audi Q3 Redesign
The 2020 Audi Q3 will be a smaller version of the new Q5. A mid-size flagship crossover is launching the new generation for 2019 and the Q3 will use some design solutions. Redesigned front fascia will introduce new grille and headlights. But, that is not all. Bumper and air intakes seem to be larger on spy shots. However, this doesn’t mean too much, since there is still enough time for changes and modifications. But, spy photos are promising and all fans of the compact crossover are eagerly waiting for official updates.
We couldn’t peek into the cabin of 2020 Audi Q3. But, even if spy photographers caught the dashboard or any part of the interior, we doubt anything would be carved in the stone. The premium crossover is going to take many changes. Fans are not going to recognize its favorite model so easily. Control panel will be simpler. Also, new gauges and button layouts are on the way. Seats with heating and ventilating are available at higher trim levels. Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard. Navigation is again optional.
Designers are working on the safety measures for the 2020 Audi Q3. Some competitors are already far away from the German crossover. But, with new additions, the upcoming Q3 is going to be safer and more reliable. Airbags, assist and alert features join the current equipment.
2020 Audi Q3 Specs
The 2020 Audi Q3 will use a four-cylinder engine or engines. A 2.0-liter turbo-four is certain. However, retuning will make it work smoother and buyers are getting more power than before. But, this boost is not increasing consumption. In the matter of fact, the new Audi Q3 is going to improve fuel economy albeit the crossover is more powerful.
2020 Audi Q3 Hybrid
The compact crossover is getting a hybrid drivetrain. The same 2.0-liter petrol unit will be used as the base for combining with electric motors. Such powertrain would boost both power output and fuel economy. However, the 2020 Audi Q3 Hybrid development is very expensive, so the SUV’s price is going to jump.
2020 Audi RS Q3
Another option for the upcoming 2020 Audi Q3 is the new RS version. The performance-tuned model will get power from a 2.5-liter turbo-five engine. With special parts in this drive system, the 2020 Audi RS Q3 will be able to deliver over 400 horses. We will monitor the situation with RS 3 Sportback since these two vehicles are sharing the same drivetrain.
2020 Audi Q3 Release Date
Being spotted on streets, the 2020 Audi Q3 should be out soon. We can expect it early in 2019, but the salon and dealership appearance will happen later that year. Hybrid and RS model will come in 2020. Good news is that the performance-oriented version is coming to the US this time. So, the lineup should be complete few months after the base model’s debut.