The release date of the new 2019 Audi Q3 is not precise yet, but we gather info about the update of the compact SUV. According to last spy photos, we could see a redesign. Exterior dimensions of the new crossover seem to be the same as before. Audi Q3 in the USA and Canada will come with hybrid drivetrain joining the current lineup. Interior is getting an update, with Virtual Cockpit definitely replacing the standard dashboard.
With all these changes, this vehicle could set up some standards in the automotive industry. First of all, we expect its siblings to follow the same path. Bigger SUVs Q5 and Q6 could implement Virtual Cockpit after 2019 Audi Q3 tests it. Also, a hybrid engine would boost a gas mileage with new technologies. Changes include more lightweight materials in the body. Lighter crossover means even better mileage.
2019 Audi Q3 Engines
At this moment, Q3 is the smallest crossover Audi is offering. Whatsoever, the German carmaker is developing new, even tinier vehicles, which could get into production soon. By then, the 2019 Audi Q3 will use the least powerful engines among its SUV siblings.
For the upcoming season, it will be again a 2.0-liter turbo-four mill. The same unit generates power for existing version. Since Audi pays more attention to the hybrid system, they will just slightly update drive system of the predecessor. So, a four-cylinder drivetrain generates 200 hp and 210 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed auto and front-wheel drive are standard offers. Optionally, buyers can pick AWD, but no other gearbox.
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle
Rumors are turning into reality. The next update of the 2019 Audi Q3 will include a hybrid engine. That should be a combination of 1.5-liter four-cylinder powertrain and electric battery. Horsepower rating is similar to the conventional model. The range of the crossover when riding on electric power only will be around 30 miles.
The new Audi Q3 could also include e-tron technology. However, experts already suspect that this vehicle will be available for buyers in the USA. Initially, the 2019 Audi Q3 will appear as an electric vehicle in China. After the first run, next editions will arrive in other parts of the world. Audi aims to make a drivetrain capable to go 190 miles without a recharge.
2019 Audi Q3 Virtual Cockpit Updates Interior
The next big part of the 2019 Audi Q3 redesign is a Virtual Cockpit. This update will refresh the vehicle and switch conventional control panel with a brand-new system. So far, we’ve heard it includes a 9-inch display. Also, the most controls of the infotainment system go through voice command and buttons mounted on a steering wheel.
While the interior suffers big changes, the exterior of the crossover remains pretty much the same. In the matter of fact, spy shots show us the car with similar dimensions to its predecessor. If that doesn’t change, we will see 2019 Audi Q3 as a 5-seater with a 102-inch wheelbase. Overall length is 172 inches, the SUV is 72 inches wide and 62 inches tall.