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Successful model with new strengths

The new Audi Q3 is a family SUV with excellent and diverse talents. In its second generation, it appears not only visually more self-confident but also more spacious and versatile. In the same fashion as the Audi top-of-the-range models, it incorporates a fully digital concept of use and display, rich infotainment solutions and innovative driver assistance systems. They provide better comfort, as does the further developed suspension.

The exterior design: strength and presence

The new Audi Q3 looks sportier than its predecessor. The attractive octagonal Singleframe grille, which is broken up by vertical bars, and the large air inlets characterise the muscular front end with their intensive play of light and shadow. The narrow wedge-shaped headlights run inwards. Audi supplies them in three versions, all with Matrix LED technology, whose adaptive high beam intelligently illuminates the road. The view from the side reveals the balance between the exterior design and the symmetrical visual structure of the headlights and tail lights; they are connected by the shoulder line, which matches their style, providing an overall athletic impression with strong muscles above the wheel arches.

The interior: sporty and driver-oriented

With taut lines and three-dimensionally styled elements the interior continues the design of the exterior and hints in many ways at the brand’s bigger models. The architecture is perfectly consistent with the new operating concept and its central element is the MMI touchscreen with its high-gloss black surround.

The space concept: generous and adaptable

At 4,484 millimetres in length, 1,849 millimetres in width and 1,585 millimetres in height, the new Audi Q3 has literally grown in all directions, compared to its predecessor. Its wheelbase, which has been stretched by 77 millimetres, allows for much more space, while, at the same time, offers versatility: the rear seats can be moved fore and aft by 150 millimetres. Their seatbacks split three ways, in a 40/20/40 configuration, and can be tilted in seven settings. Depending on the position of the rear seats and seatbacks, the capacity of the luggage compartment can total between 530 and 1,525 litres.

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