• Dec 7, 2010
Audi Q3 spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

The details on Audi's forthcoming Q3 crossover are slim, and while we still have yet to see a clear set of spy photos (this latest set certainly isn't the greatest, but beggars can't be choosers), there's no doubt that the automaker is prepping its smallest-yet CUV for a debut sometime in 2011. We do understand that the majority of the Q3's groundwork will be based on the Volkswagen Tiguan, though the styling will be more akin to that of Audi's Cross Coupe concept from 2007.

Various reports have stated that the Tiguan's engines and transmissions will carry over to the Q3, so we can expect the Audi to be powered by the automaker's 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, producing somewhere around 200 horsepower. A diesel version is more than likely planned for European markets, though there's no word about whether or not an oil-burning Q3 will make its way Stateside.

Our spies suggest that the Q3 will debut in the second half of 2011 (Frankfurt Motor Show?) with the first models going on sale later that year. Until then, we'll keep our eyes peeled for clearer views of Q3 prototypes out on the road.



[Source: CarPix]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the Juke.
        • 4 Years Ago
        the backside that is
      • 4 Years Ago
      Spy shots of an SUV? Now that's exciting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unusable offroad, likely compromised room for cargo and passengers, expensive, and from these shots quite possibly ugly... Why would you have this over an A4 avant, Q5, or A3?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Please, please, please - can someone tell me I'm just having a nightmare? Audi...come on! They should change the name of the A3 to Q -1.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wonder why you would buy either really...
        • 4 Years Ago
        you wouldn't. correct question, 'would you consider it over an x1' as thats the car it'll compete with.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well actually I have a friend in Europe who bought an X1. She basically wanted a taller car that didn't consume very much and wasn't enormous. X1 sales numbers are actually very very good worldwide.

        It's basically a luxurious small crossover of the same size as a hyundai tucson.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Waffleater1 , the X1 is a nice car , but i bet they would sell more if it wasn't that fugly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol, that I feel you. though I felt the same about the Q5 until I had a chance to really flog it side to side with an a4 avant.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No thanks, I'll wait for a Q4. The Q5 is too big and this seems too small. (sarcasm)
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