Naijauto.com did not slack in getting the recent update and leaked spy images of the Audi’s anticipated SUV which is due to be unveiled this 2019.
With the introduction of the new Audi Q3 Sportback, it is clear that the brand’s ‘Q’ range of new SUVs will keep on expanding. The Q3 is proposed to be hitting the auto showrooms later this year with a starting price of roughly ₦14.4 million (£30,000). It is obviously going to rival the Mercedes GLC Coupe and the BMW X4.
After the reveal of the TT Off-road Concept at the Beijing Motor Show in 2014, the idea for the next SUV floated that it will be sort of less jumped off like the Off-road TT rather a kind of simpler proposition: it will be more of a coupe-shaped version of the normal Q3 as well as a smaller sibling for the flagship Q8 that was recently launched.
This new Audi Q3 Sportback is specified to be sitting on the MQB platform which is the same as the current normal Q3, and it is also said that it will benefit from all the several technological developments that are already used across the Volkswagen Group range. It is expected to feature the brand’s latest 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and the 9.2-inch infotainment system as they are host to various safety technology which includes blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and active lane assist.
Leaked “Spied” photo of the anticipated 2019 Audi Q3 Sportback – this SUV is definitely going to be hot!
Some of the expected specifications of this upcoming 2019 Audi Sportback includes;
- The base petrol option to be the new VW group’s 1.5L TSI engine and may likely be made available in either 148bhp or 128bhp
- Or the brand’s 2.0L TDI diesel engine which can be of either 187bhp or 148bhp power outputs
- Considering the new RS 3, it is expected that an RS Q3 Sportback variant will be rolled out at the high end of the range and should feature a 2.5L turbocharged 5cylinder engine that will give 395bhp.
A 2016 Audi Q3 2.0T Quattro - still loved by many
It should be noted that the MQB platform that is now going to be shared between the regular Q3 and the new Q3 Sportback is capable of accommodating hybrid plug-in powertrains. However, starting from the launch this newest Q3, it is quite unlikely to see it featuring this type of powertrains as it doesn’t offer a PHEV version currently as stated in the press releases.
A 2nd-generation 2018 Audi Q3 with its athletic look
But just like in the usual Q3, we are to expect a comprehensive equipment list in this newest Q3 to come. Some of which will include leather steering wheel, climate control, and LED headlights by the standard.
Even though proper details are yet to be confirmed but reliable sources claim that this new 2019 Audi Q3 Sportback has been set to be finally unveiled during the second half of this year which literally means that it will have a potential debut at the popular Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. Remember that this Motor Show has been slated to start from September 12 to 22 this year.
As for you guys that are big fans of Volkswagen Group and the Audi brand, we promise that as soon as we get proper valid details about this new SUV and its precise specifications or unveiling date, we will be the first to publish the update for you guys.
But, in the meantime stick around by following some of our other updates on upcoming vehicles for this year 2019.
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