November 08, 2019 By C! Magazine Staff

2020 Audi Q3 lands on PH shores

More spacious, aggressive looks, loaded with driving assist tech

PGA Cars, the exclusive distributor of Audi vehicles in the Philippines, has introduced the second generation of the Audi Q3.

Compared to its predecessor, the 2020 Audi Q3 is spacious, versatile, and packed with technology. Its rigid surfaces and sharp edges radiate power and contribute to the aggressive stance of the Q3. Like all the new Audi SUV models, the latest Q3 has a wide single-frame grille with an octagonal design surrounded by a sturdy frame and supported by sharp LED headlights that taper inwards.

Highlighting the side view of the Audi Q3 is the symmetrical graphics of the headlights and rear lights. The shoulder line connects these elements and provides an athletic overall impression. The vehicle’s wheel arches and sculpted rear is divided into two zones by a horizontal line and L-shaped rear lights in the upper section, improving visibility.

The all-new Q3 has grown in virtually all dimensions and is positioned in the upper SUV segment. At 4484 mm, it is 96 mm longer than its predecessor. Its width has grown by 18 mm, or to 1849 mm — the widest in its segment. At 1585 mm (without a roof antenna), it is five millimeters shorter. It is also more spacious than before because its wheelbase has extended by 77 mm, or to a total of 2680 mm.

The architecture of the dashboard echoes that of Audi’s parent-class models as it also harmonizes with the digital operating concept. Just like in Audi’s top-of-the-line models, the all-new Q3 features the Audi Virtual Cockpit and a 10.1-inch MMI touch display which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Numerous infotainment solutions from the full-size segment connect the compact SUV with its environment.

Its central element is the MMI touch display, which is almost imperceptible against the high-gloss black glass-look surround when it is in a deactivated state. With an octagonal shape, it echoes the motif of the Single-frame grille and is bordered by a wide chrome strip. The driver can call up to two different views on the screen, including a “dynamic” screen where the engine and road speed can be seen in square instruments that have red graphical elements.

Powering the all-new Q3 is a 1.4-liter, inline-four, turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed, S Tronic dual-clutch transmission. The combination allows the SUV to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 220 km/h. The all-new Q3’s array of safety features and driver assistance systems include electronic stability control, electromechanical power steering, hold assist, hill descent control, park assist with parking aid plus and a rear-view camera.


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