The Audi Q3 only arrived in the US for the 2015 model year, and for 2016 the compact luxury crossover is already getting a new front end, plus a bump in price to go with the facelift. The cost for the base Premium Plus trim with front-wheel drive is now $34,625, which includes the $925-destination charge on all models. That's $1,200 more than last year.

For the extra money, customers get a resculpted front end that features harder angles in the chrome shield that outlines the grille. The piece now extends to connect to the reshaped headlights, and the air intakes in the bumper get a larger, more aggressive look. At the rear, the taillights also have a tweaked design. Buyers get to choose from new exterior colors, as well, including Hainan Blue, Utopia Blue, Misano Red, and Cuvee Silver. In addition to the revised styling, fore and aft parking sensors and a rearview camera are now among the standard features.

The higher-spec Prestige trim now rings up for $39,525 in front-wheel drive form. It adds features like a standard 7-inch MMI navigation system, power tailgate, blind-spot monitoring, a 14-speaker Bose stereo, and full LED headlights.

New powertrains are not among the list of changes for the Q3. All models still come with a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that's hooked up to a six-speed automatic. Front- wheel drive is standard, but Quattro all-wheel drive is a $2,100-option on both trims.
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Audi announces pricing for the updated 2016 Q3 crossover

June 03, 2015 | HERNDON, Virginia

Compact crossover receives redesign of front lights, grille, and exterior fascia along with Alu-optic interior MMI controls and interior upgrades

Front and rear parking sensors with rearview camera join wide array of standard equipment

Full LED headlights and dynamic rear turn signals on Prestige trim

Audi today announced pricing for the 2016 Q3. The redesigned compact crossover now boasts a wider array of standard features, including front and rear parking sensors with a rearview camera, as well as an updated dynamic exterior styling for a balance of luxury and functionality.

2016 Audi Q3

The 2016 Q3 boasts a refreshed exterior aesthetic, with redesigned front lights, grille, bumper, side sills and rear lights. The crossover is now offered with standard 18'' 5-arm turbine design wheels. Also available are 19" 5-double-spoke Offroad design wheels. Inside, the Q3 now features Alu-optic MMI controls, a new cargo cover and other elements for an enhanced interior design. Both the exterior and interior are offered in new colors, including Hainan Blue, Utopia Blue, Misano Red and Cuvee Silver. Adding to the wide array of standard features offered by Q3 are front and rear parking sensors with a rearview camera. The Prestige trim now features full LED headlights and dynamic rear turn signals along with the S line exterior package and 19" wheels.

Standard Features

The Audi Q3 comes generously appointed with a long list of standard equipment, including:

200 hp 2.0-liter TFSI® engine with six-speed Tiptronic® transmission

Front and rear parking sensors with rearview camera

Panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade

Audi xenon plus front lighting with LED DRLs and taillights

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Heated, 12-way power front seats

Leather seating surfaces

Audi advanced key

Design and Body

The Audi Q3 model's coupe-like lines are an expression of its sporty character. This is demonstrated by:

Low roof line, flat D-pillars, and a wraparound tailgate

Audi advanced key

Distinctive exterior lighting (full LED headlights and dynamic rear turn signals now available on Prestige models)

Sharply drawn lines on the flanks frame athletically arched sheet metal surfaces - the defining shadow contour is the Tornado line

The housings of the side mirrors sport LED turn signals

Both the hood and tailgate are made of aluminum

The signature, wedge-shaped headlights house xenon plus lighting and LED daytime running lights, which are combined with LED taillights, all standard

The available power tailgate opens and closes electrically, including via the remote key fob, and swings up to accommodate the spacious cargo area

Interior

The interior of the Audi Q3 is spacious and comfortable for all five passengers. Its elegant, ergonomic design boasts superior build quality. Evidence of the premium character of the Audi Q3 can be seen in every last detail in the interior craftsmanship, in the selection of the materials, in their processing and in the tight, consistent interior gaps.

The cargo area offers a base luggage capacity of 16.2 cu ft. Folding down the split rear seatbacks increases this capacity to 48.2 cu ft.

Alu-optic MMI controls

Standard LED interior lighting – efficient white light-emitting diodes illuminate the doors, foot wells, vanity mirrors, storage compartments and the air vent thumb wheels. LED light guides even accentuate the cup holders

When equipped with the BOSE Surround Sound system, the frames of the woofer/mid-range speakers in the front doors form elegant rings of white light.

The Q3 comes standard with two front airbags, thorax-pelvis side airbags in the backs of the front seats and side curtain head airbags. Also included are safety belt pretensioners up front, belt force limiters and the integral Audi head restraint system.

Powertrain and Performance

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

Transmission

Horsepower

Torque

EPA estimates
(City/Highway/Combined mpg)

Q3 2.0T

2.0 T FWD

2.0 T quattro®

Six-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission w/ FWD

Six-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission w/ quattro® all-wheel drive

200hp

207 lb-ft

20/29/23

20/28/23


Fuel economy values are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.

The standard 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder engine in the Q3 produces 200hp and 207 lb-ft. of torque.

Standard six-speed Tiptronic® transmission

Front wheel drive standard, quattro® permanent all-wheel drive available

Optional Audi drive select system - allows drivers to adjust handling and response at the touch of a button. There are three drive select modes: Comfort, Dynamic, and Auto.

Chassis and Suspension

The Q3 brings more sportiness to the compact premium SUV class. Its balanced chassis combines agile handling and great road comfort.

The Q3 model's front suspension is a sophisticated design featuring McPherson struts with forged aluminum lower wishbones. The rear includes a four-link rear axle with a separate spring/shock absorber arrangement to maximize interior cargo space.

Electromechanical power steering with speed-dependent power assist

ESC with offroad mode and hill descent assist

Standard 18-inch wheels with optional 19-inch wheels available

Available Equipment

The Q3 showcases many aspects of Audi expertise found in our full-size luxury vehicles and makes that content and technological prowess available in a premium compact SUV.

Sport package including front sport seats with extendable thigh support and Audi drive select

MMI navigation plus with 7.0-inch color monitor included in Technology package, standard with Prestige trim

Power tailgate with a programmable preset opening angle, standard with Prestige trim

The Prestige trim package includes extended infotainment and convenience features including Audi connect®

Audi side assist uses radar to help make changing lanes easier included in Technology package, standard with Prestige trim

BOSE Surround Sound system. This system features a ten-channel receiver delivering 465 watts of power to 14 speakers standard on Prestige trim

S line exterior package on Prestige trim

Full LED headlights and dynamic rear turn signals on Prestige trim

Audi connect®

The 2016 Audi Q3 features the award-winning infotainment system, Audi connect®, when the Prestige trim package is ordered or with the Technology package.

Factory-fitted, in-vehicle Wi-Fi connectivity for passenger use, enabling the Audi connect system to deliver connectivity to up to eight wireless devices for passengers.

The on-board MMI navigation plus system is enhanced with Google Earth™ maps for a true aerial view of the route.

Audi connect also features real-time localized weather, news and live fuel prices

Google Voice™ Local Search for detailed information about travel destinations, such as restaurant or hotel hours, pricing and customer review.

myAudi Destination feature, which allows users to log on to Google Earth from virtually any location in the U.S. and download up to 50 destinations to the vehicle

Audi also offers real-time Sirius XM® Traffic information via enhancements to the MMI Navigation plus system (active Sirius XM® Traffic subscription required)

Model year 2016 Q3 starting manufacturer suggested retail prices:

(Excluding destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges)

Model

Premium Plus, FWD

Premium Plus, quattro

Prestige, FWD

Prestige, quattro

Audi Q3

$33,700

$35,800

$38,600

$40,700

Prices above exclude destination charges ($925), taxes, title, optional equipment, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

For more information on the 2016 Q3 please visit www.audiusa.com.

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