2014 NAIAS: 2015 Audi Q3 joins US lineup [Live Photos]

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 16, 2014

The 2015 Audi A3 US-spec made its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, looking ready to join the Q5 and Q7 on the US market. Available this fall, the 2015 Audi Q3 will be offered as standard with the 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine rated at 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.

The engine will be mated to the standard six-speed Tiptronic transmission which will transfer the power to the front wheels or to the optional Audi Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. As an option, the company will offer the Audi drive select system, which will allow drivers to adjust handling and response at the touch of a button. Three drive modes will be available: Comfort, Dynamic and Auto.

Audi will offer as standard the panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade, xenon plus front lightning with LED DRLs and taillights, 12-wat power front seats (heated), leather seating surfaces and the well-known Audi advanced key.

As an option, Audi will offer the sport package which includes front sport seats with adjustable thigh support, the Driver Assistance package offered with Audi side assist and Audi parking system with rearview camera, Audi MMI navigation plus with 7.0-inch color monitor, power tailgate with programmable preset opening angle, Prestige trim package which includes extended infotainment and convenience features such as Audi Connect and the Bose Surround System featuring a ten-channel receiver delivering 465 watts of power to 14 speakers.

“Coming off the recent A3 family announcement we are now for the first time entering into the premium compact class of SUVs with the introduction of the Audi Q3 into our line-up,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “Our growing SUV family will now offer three distinct products in the premium SUV category; and like the successful Q5 and Q7, the Q3 will continue with the established standards they started with regards to utility, technology, craftsmanship and performance.”

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