Audi Q3 sketches released ahead of Shanghai debut

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Audi has confirmed that its 2012 Q3 small crossover will receive its worldwide unveiling at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month. Before the Q3 debuts in the metal, Audi has released a series of sketches hinting what we can expect in a few weeks time.

When the production Q3 debuts it will sit on Volkswagen Tiguan underpinnings, but will be considerably more shapely than its less costly cousin. If these sketches are to be believed, the Q3 owes a little somethin' somethin' to Audi's Cross Coupe Quattro concept shown in Shanghai back in 2007.

The Tiguan's engines and transmissions should carryover into the Q3, which means a turbo four producing around 200 horsepower with a diesel option for Europe.

2011 Audi Q3 sketches
2011 Audi Q3 sketches
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