Audi Q3 Concept coming at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 20, 2010

It appears that Audi took the decision to unveil the new Q3 Concept at this year’s 2010 Paris Motor Show. The new car will be based on the current Vw Tiguan and is expected to share the same engines with the German crossover: a 2.0-liter TDI engine capable to deliver around 140 hp and a 1.6-liter petrol engine.

Although there are no details regarding the new car, we expect it to be a rival for the Nissan Qashqai but also for the recently launched MINI Countryman.

Of course, the idea of an Audi Q3 is not new, as the manufacturer officially announced last summer that the new car will be build at the Seat’s Martorell plant, in Spain.

Everywhere Audi goes, Audi conquers. With the new Audi Q3, Audi seems set to dominate in yet another part of the large market that it has already ground itself into. The new Audi Q3 combines everything that the company has revolutionized so far.

Specifically, Audi is bringing the comforts and functional machinery of its luxurious vehicles into a compact SUV with the Q3. The new car is a beast built for both highway riding and sporty driving. Its appearance is similar to Audi’s coupe designs. Its front and rear lights are made more distinctive appearance thanks to the design of the surrounding parts of the body.

Audi has combined arches and sharp edges in conceptualizing the contours of the new Q3’s body. The Q3’s roof line also has its own distinction – the arch joins the rear portion of the body at a much sharper angle than other Audi vehicles.

The Q3 also features flat D-pillars as well. Audi also allows its customers to customize the Q3 with optional parts upon purchase. These include xenon plus lights for the headlights. They can also get the optional combination of LED daytime running lights and tail lights.

As for the body itself, customers have a choice of two finishes and two exterior packages. The available colors so far as are black and anthracite. The body’s construction is a combination of high-strength steel and aluminum.

The steel is used in the passenger cabin, while aluminum is used in building the engine hood and tailgate. The use of these materials contributes to a total weight of 1,445 kilograms or 3,186 pounds for the base model. As for length, the Q3 has a length of 4.39 meters, translating to 14.4 feet. Riding height is 1.59 meters or 5.22 feet. As for width, its dimensions are at 6 feet or 1.83 meters.

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