18 December 2014

Audi refreshes its Q3 for 2015

Audi's new Q3 and RS Q3 model series have been given refreshed design and some technical innovations for 2015, writes Trish Whelan.

The three petrol and diesel engines available offer reduce combined fuel consumption, up to 17 percent lower fuel consumption, and up to 10hp more power. In 1.4 and 2.0 capacities, they produce between 120hp and 220hp. All are turbocharged, direct-injection units and are Euro 6 emission compliant. These consumption and C02 reductions are possible in part by the Audi cylinder-on-demand technology. Because of their efficiency, the 1.4 TFSI COD petrol and the 2.0 TDI diesel bear the 'Audi ultra' badge. The suspension has been tuned for added comfort.

The luggage area of thee Q3 can take 460 litres, with the split rear seatbacks folded this can be increased to 1,365 litres. Roof rails and a new, extensible luggage compartment cover are standard.

Numerous safety features are offered as well as Audi's MMI navigation plus, the high-end infotainment solution from Audi.

Sales of the redesigned Q3, which Audi builds at its Martorell plant outside Barcelona, will begin in February next.

Audi's 2015 Q3