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2015 Audi Q3 To Arrive in U.S. Showrooms This Fall


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Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Audi Q3, a highly anticipated compact SUV designed to compete with the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, will go on sale here in the fall, Audi of America said.
  • Pricing has not been announced.
  • Standard equipment on the Q3 includes a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats and leather seating surfaces.

HERNDON, Virginia The 2015 Audi Q3, a highly anticipated compact SUV designed to compete with the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, will go on sale here in the fall, Audi of America said.

Pricing has not been announced.

Standard equipment on the five-passenger Q3 includes a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats and leather seating surfaces. The Q3 is equipped with a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with six-speed Tiptronic transmission.

The cabin gets standard LED lighting and an optional Bose Surround Sound system.

Safety equipment includes six standard airbags; rear side airbags are optional. The base model comes with front-wheel drive. All-wheel-drive is optional, along with a power tailgate and a Driver Assistance package that bundles Audi side assist and an Audi parking system with a rearview camera.

The latest member of the Audi Q family will make its U.S. debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Edmunds says: It won't be surprising to see the 2015 Audi Q3 come out fighting with a price tag of around $30,000.

Comments

  • dfelix70 dfelix70 Posts:

    From a design standpoint, the Q3 compares to the GLA the same way Rachael Ray compares to Giada Delaurentis. The Q3 while not ugly, but looks bloated and frumpy.

  • morey000 morey000 Posts:

    great. another Audi with that 2.0T that burns oil.

  • themandarin themandarin Posts:

    Time for new headlights and tail lights

  • wdrauch wdrauch Posts:

    Why do VW-Audi continue to call products "new" that were released in Europe years ago? I remember seeing the Q3 at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2011 and thinking it was a nice product. But three years later, it just looks stale and the platform it uses is old (not MQB), so the engineering is not exactly cutting edge.

  • huntzinger huntzinger Posts:

    It is also bewildering that the Q3 is in some senses, "merely" last year's 2012 A3 Sportwagon...a product that Audi discontinued, supposedly because of "poor sales". Of course, the more likely motivation (besides the update to the MQB platform) is that they wanted to raise the chasis height (hence, the "Q") so as to get it categorized into the "Light Truck" regulations. Oh, goodie: that means less pressure to make it fuel efficient, and IIRC less stringient safety standards. But if it has a spare tire well (unlike BMW, Mercedes GLA), so that it doesn't have to have those {bleeping} runflat tires, I'll hold my nose and take it. -hh

  • momo68_ momo68_ Posts:

    I really want to like this compact SUV but the back looks strange. I wish the back was more like the Q5.

  • Was able to compare the Q3 interior with a Porsche Macan today and was surprised that the Q3 cargo area seems as generous as that in the longer Macan. Ditto available rear seat area. Was also surprised that front driver leg room was about the same in both these CUV's and superior to several other Audi's, including the Allroad.

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