AUDI is adding a new compact SUV with distinctive coupé styling to its model range. The new model is set to extend the success of the popular Q3, with the sporty elegance and agile handling of a coupé.
The Audi Q3 Sportback offers a progressive new exterior design, and is both longer and lower than the Q3 SUV, with pronounced wheel arch blisters offering a subtle nod to the iconic ‘quattro’ motor sport heritage that Audi is renowned for.
Its striking design is enhanced on all Australian vehicles, which come standard with S line exterior styling, as well as 19-inch alloy wheels in dynamic designs. Engineered to provide a dynamic driving experience, the Q3 Sportback delivers a more direct response on road.
Drive select also allows driving characteristics to be altered with a selection of various modes through its intuitive MMI controls. Inside, the new Audi, you’ll find class-leading versatility, with 530 litres of luggage space, the same as its Q3 sibling.
This can be increased up to 1400 litres with ease, thanks to rear seats that slide fore/aft and split fold 40:20:40. Like the Q3, infotainment and connectivity are real strengths of the Q3 Sportback, with several innovations that set it apart in the segment.
Prominent Audi features like the virtual cockpit, MMI Navigation Plus with MMI touch, DAB+ digital radio, natural language voice control, and a combination of USB-A and USB-C charging points in the front and rear, are just the start.
The new Q3 Sportback is also equipped with wireless Apple Carplay technology as standard, as well as wireless smartphone charging, dual simultaneous Bluetooth phone connections, and Audi Connect Plus.
Through high-speed internet access, Audi Connect Plus offers a suite of features, including real-time traffic information and avoidance options, and lets you check petrol station fuel prices, weather updates and the availability of spaces at a parking station.
The interior of the Q3 Sportback meets expectations of luxury, with leather-appointed upholstery, multi-function leather steering wheel, 2-zone climate control and ambient interior coloured lighting, all accessed via convenient key-less entry.
It comes with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating and is equipped with an extensive array of driver assistance safety systems, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with cyclist and pedestrian detection, and lane departure and lane change warning.
You’ll also get rear cross-traffic assist, tyre pressure monitoring, hill descent control, and a comprehensive suite of parking sensors and rear view camera. The Q3 Sportback is equipped with six airbags.
The 35 TFSI S Line is the entry point into the 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback range, powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged TFSI petrol engine that produces 110kW and 250Nm, and mated to the smooth shifting six-speed S tronic transmission. It is front-wheel drive.
The 40 TFSI Quattro S Line will join the line-up soon after the launch of the base model, and is powered by a 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged TFSI petrol engine. It will be matched to a seven-speed S tronic transmission, driving all four wheels.
In addition, a special Launch Edition is available. It features metallic paint, privacy glass, a black exterior styling package, folding/heated exterior mirrors, high-output Audi sound system, auto dimming interior mirror, and a colour interior lighting package.
It also comes with heated electric front seats with electric lumbar support, a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise assist, active lane assist and emergency assist. Comfort and Style option packages are also available.
The all new 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback is expected to arrive in March and will start from $49,900 plus on-roads.