Audi has announced that the Q3 compact SUV will be joining its Audi lineup in the U.S. this fall.
Audi has announced that the Q3 compact SUV will be joining its Audi lineup in the U.S. this fall. The 2015 Audi Q3 will have its U.S. debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. Obviously the decision to finally bring the Q3 to the U.S. is based on the fact that Audi’s rivals include the BMW X1, which is already sold here and the upcoming arrival of the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
“Coming off the recent A3 family announcement we are now for the first time entering into the premium compact class of SUVs with the introduction of the Audi Q3 into our line-up,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “Our growing SUV family will now offer three distinct products in the premium SUV category; and like the successful Q5 and Q7, the Q3 will continue with the established standards they started with regards to utility, technology, craftsmanship and performance.”
The 2015 Audi Q3 will be powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder with 200 horsepower that is mated to a six-speed Tiptronic transmission. Front wheel drive standard is standard, but Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive is available. Audi has not announced the pricing for the 2015 Q3, but it will start below the Q5, which currently starts at $37,300.