Review Audi Q3 2020
The previous Audi Q3 was like a prototype German businessman. In fact, sometimes harsh and brutally effective, it’s a good SUV to meet its KPI.
Now, though, we have welcomed a completely new 3rd generation generation. It’s a little more fun, a bit more rebellious, a lot more tech-intensive, and alarmingly, it looks like SUV rock stars like the Lamborghini Urus.
But as interesting as it all seems, the Q3 has an important job and that is to bring Audi’s premium small-sized SUV message to a new generation of buyers, as well as reasonable third-generation Q3 fans. . Audi even has great hopes that this car will be overrepresented in its 2020 sales.
There is no pressure, then. Can young 3rd quarter really take over everything that V asks about it? Read on to find out.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
I mentioned the Lamborghini Urus before, because there were more than a few nods to the Italian Audi subsidiary of the new Q3 Q3 design. These come from the bold Q8 design language and will make them more visible in the upcoming Q3 Sportback (expected in late 2020). Here in the regular bloom, the powerful, angular influences remain clear subtly.
It only looks a lot more fun than its predecessor, but the hatch at least runs the beautiful line, not controversial for fans of the more conservative, extroverted model.
Highlights include a new grille, rhombic air beats around the edges, a lower splitter and Audi’s new vertical grille, incorporating its SUV range.
On the sides there are strong bulges on the wheel arches, on the body line above the door handles and, from the back, an evolution of the former bulb’s car edges, now with a more curved angle.
LED headlamps tie the front head together in style. The photos somehow don cage quite fair, because it’s even more beautiful when looking at the metal.
However, inside is where the real wow factor is, however, the third quarter presents an almost scaled-down version of the Q8-tech interior. It’s nice to see a strong design theme here, with a dashed layered, centered on asymmetric multimedia interface and a large 10.1-inch screen, slightly tilted towards the driver .
It risks looking busy, but somehow all the different parts and materials work together nicely. It probably does with the way all the hexagon silver frames complement each other, as well as the surrounding switches.
It is a lovely place, surrounded by such a sleek design, but it is not without flaws. Cracks in the Q3’s luxurious armor, including the oddly tall gear knob, seem like it would better fit a $ 20,000 Polo Polo, and the abundance of rugged surfaces. around your knees and elbows.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 8/10
The third quarter needs to close an important gap in Audi’s product line, where it loses sales before its recently launched rivals. These include BMW X1 or X2, Lexus UX and Mini Countryman.
There’s also a new Mercedes-Benz GLB, plus a new generation GLA, so keep an eye on those. Audi will be.
In terms of pricing, the third quarter into Australia with just one variant, 35 TFSI for petrol and entry, offered for MSRP of $ 46,400.
Competitors at that price point include the BMW X1 sDrive 18i ($ 44,500), Mini Countryman Cooper ($ 42,200) and Lexus UX200 Luxury ($ 44,450).
Although, it costs a bit more than the competitors of a small, luxurious SUV (and on par with power), it has listed a list of standard equipment that really shines on it. Audi.
Even the third quarter has 18-inch alloy wheels, a 10.1-inch multimedia touchscreen, integrated sim card with online sat-nav support, wireless access point and air updates. for three years, Audi’s 10.21-inch digital dashboard, Android Auto and wireless (!) Apple CarPlay connectivity, complete with wireless charging compartment, dual-zone climate control, leather interior trim True, electronic tail lamps with gesture control and front LED lighting.
Deep breath. Did you get it all? No subscriptions are required for Apple CarPlay wireless (I’m looking at you, BMW) and it’s impressive to see the electric tailgate as a standard inclusion. Audi says the new Q3 ships are worth including $ 12,000 compared to the equivalent value. Not bad at all.
My biggest complaint with the entry level configuration is the slightly non-premium feel of the seats that can be adjusted manually.
Other standalone options are limited to the Bang & Olufsen premium audio system ($ 900) and panoramic sunroof ($ 2250).
Hopefully the product line will become more complex with the introduction of 2.0-liter variants, all-wheel drive and RS, as well as Sportback bodywork by the end of 2020.
For now, however, Q3 has proven its incremental spending compared to its competitors with an impressive list of standards.
How realistic is the inner space? 9/10
Simply put, the Q3 is brilliantly packed. Sure, it’s bigger, having increased the wheelbase to 77mm from the previous model, but it actually takes full advantage of every millimeter.
The front passenger gets a custom space, with plenty of movement in the front seat (albeit a lame manual adjustment) and a telescopic fully adjustable steering column. Visibility is excellent for drivers, with large windows, like greenhouses and chunky mirror accessories.
All digital displays are fast and perform sleek designs, but a few offsets will be welcome for multimedia systems. I am happy to see that Audi has used similar dials to quickly and easily control the two-zone climate system.
The front passenger storage area includes a large bottle compartment in each door card, a dual bottle compartment in the center console – with a neat slot separating them, matching the phone – wireless charging bay The Qi in front of the gearbox, also fits into your wallet and phone, as well as your standard glove box and the small center console.
All seats have legroom, and there’s still great legroom behind my driving position in the back seat (I 182m high). That said, the Q3 is a four-seater vehicle for adults. The center rear seat is actually very small, and the legroom is interrupted by the transmission tunnel, which will facilitate all-wheel drive in future variants.
The rear seats also get large bottle holders at the entrance, as well as an adjustable vent, 12-volt power outlet and two USB-C sockets on the back of the center console.
To save the most impressive third-party trick for the last time, we go to its luggage area. At a minimum, with the rear seats in the default position, it weighs up to 530 liters (VDA). That’s a lot compared to the BMW X1, X2, Benz GLA, Lexus UX or Mini Countryman. Actually, it easily plays in a download area in the upper segment. The only luxury small SUV that appears here is the much more expensive Range Rover Evoque.
But that’s not all, because the Q3 has a second row of seats on the track, meaning – if your passenger doesn’t need any legroom – you can expand it to more than 600L, or with seat down, a maximum of 1525L. That is big.