2011 Shanghai Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Audi's new compact crossover will break cover at Shanghai, where its predecessor, the Cross Coupe Quattro concept, was unveiled four years ago.
- The Q3 will share its underpinnings and powertrains with the VW Tiguan.
- The new Q3 will be built at VW's Seat plant in Martorell, Spain.
INGOLSTADT, Germany — Audi's all-new Q3 compact crossover, which is expected to arrive at U.S. dealers as a 2012 model, will be officially unveiled in two weeks at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. In the meantime, Audi has released a series of teaser sketches which invite comparison with the company's earlier Cross Coupe Quattro concept that was introduced at the 2007 Shanghai Auto Show.
The Q3 is expected to share its underpinnings with the Volkswagen Tiguan. Audi has said the Q3 will be produced at VW's Seat plant in Martorell, Spain.
Like the Tiguan, the Q3 will be available with a variety of gasoline and turbodiesel engines and a choice of transmissions.
The Q3's exterior styling borrows family cues from the larger Q5 and Q7.
Edmunds.com says: Since the Q3 will be positioned above the Tiguan on the price ladder, look for a sticker in the vicinity of $30,000. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent