Audi announced that the front-wheel-drive 2015 Q3 will start at $32,500 in the United States, excluding the $925 destination charge. If you want the model fitted with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, you need to pay $34,600, excluding $925 destination charge. The 2015 Audi Q3 Prestige (FWD) model costs $46,400, while the Quattro model is priced at $38,500.
Prices do not include the $925 destination charge. Each model is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine that generates 200 hp, bolted to a six-speed Tiptronic transmission.
Audi offers as standard the distinctive exterior lightning that includes Audi xenon plus and LED daytime running headlamps but also LED taillights. As an option, there is the Sport Package that includes new sport seats, shift paddles and the Audi drive select.
Inside, the Audi Q3 offers plenty of space for five passengers and comes as standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, available power tailgate and interior LED lightning. MMI Navigation plus is available as an option and offered with a 7.0-inch display.
The MMI Navigation Plus features the Audi connect infotainment system (included in the Prestige model) and brings Wi-Fi connectivity for up to eight devices and Google Earth maps. Prestige models get the 14-speaker, 465 watt Bose Surround Sound System.
The all-new Audi Q3 has a forceful and sure road posture. The coupe roofline and steeply sloping D-pillars give the profile a dramatic and athletic appearance. Along with its forerunner, the proportions are solid. It is 4,388 mm (14.4 ft) long, 1,831 mm (6.0 ft) wide, and 1,590 mm (5.2 ft) high (minus antenna) and has a 2,603 mm (8.5 ft) wheelbase.
Pronounced lateral lines in front and back emphasise the width, making the Q3 distinct and dramatic. The sculptured single-frame grille is the distinguishing component of the car’s front. Its larger top corners reach to the headlamps. In the newly designed bumper, honeycombed grilles, and air intakes struts, framed by sharp edges. A front splitter reaches forward under the flat, central intake.
One more change to the front is the re-structured headlamps. Xenon plus with LED daytime running lights and all-weather lights now come standard. Audi also provides LED headlamps with a distinct LED daytime running light shape flowing around the headlamps. In this variation, 27 extremely energy-efficient LEDs supply the light functions. Both headlamps can be enhanced with a high-beam assistant.
The essential component when looking at the Q3 from the profile is the continuous, coupe-like, sloping roof tapering into a level D-pillar. On the vehicle’s body, crisply drawn outlines rim extremely tight shapes. The ratio of body to greenhouse of two-thirds to one-third is characteristic of Audi's sports design motif. The tornado line under the windows creates a sophisticated edge that refracts light, and the side sills are more pronounced. The wheel wells are extremely distinct; the wheel arches are confidently set off.