2015 Audi Q3 Specs — It’s Not What You Expected
The 2015 Audi Q3 had its premiere at the Detroit Auto Show. Now it comes in the dealerships with intention to surprise us and win our hearts. It should have hit the U.S. crossover market a year ago, but that never happened. The thing is, they had certain unsolved regulatory issues, so they couldn’t launch it in the U.S. until now. Of course, the Audi management wouldn’t think about releasing an outdated model as the 2015 Audi Q3. It will be able to compete with in the most demanding conditions. Anyway, the 2015 Audi Q3 will certainly be a very enriching addition to the Audi palette in the U.S. and to the crossover market segment in general. They have to work hard and fast, so the new 2015 Q3 can be in the dealerships by the fall this year.
2015 AUDI Q3 HITS THE U.S. CROSSOVER MARKET
The most popular Audi SUV in the U.S. is the Audi Q5, a fantastic vehicle. The new Q3 is obviously made for the people who want a more affordable vehicle with almost the same features as the Q5. Like the mere decision between these two Audi models isn’t enough, the market offers the BMW X1 and the Mercedes Benz GLA, as well as the already announced Lexus NX, a compact crossover and Buick Encore. Considering the power and severity of the competition, the 2015 Audi Q3 simply has to be a brilliant masterpiece in order to make a decent success in the arena of American market.
ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE OF THE 2015 AUDI Q3
The 2015 Audi Q3 will have just one engine. It is possible to get more engine options later, but at the moment of release, it will have just a 2.0-liter TFSI engine, which delivers 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. The transmission will be a six-speed automatic. The choice a buyer will have is a choice of the drive. The 2015 Audi Q3 has FWD as a standard and Quattro AWD as an option. There are rumors which say the 2015 Audi Q3 will soon get its RS Q3 incarnation, which is already at showrooms across Europe. This version has a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder direct-injected engine, which is installed into the RS 3 and TT RS and can produce 310 horsepower.
2015 AUDI Q3 FEATURES
The 2015 Audi Q3 base version has an electronic stability control with settings for offroad and hill descent drive, 18″ wheels (while the 19″ wheels are offered as an option), heated power front seats, leather upholstery, electric power steering, HID headlights, LED turn signals and a sunroof. The new Q3 has a cargo space of 16.2 cubic feet. It increases by folding read seats to 48.2 cubic feet. For this crossover, Audi prepared a 7-inch display, MMI navigation, a Wi-Fi, a great connectivity, a 14-speaker Bose sound system, a power tailgate and a Driver Assistance package which has park assist and a rear-view camera.
2015 AUDI Q3 PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
The price of the 2015 Audi Q3 is expected to be slightly above $30,000. It will be available this fall.