The Audi Q3 facelift was recently introduced by Audi Malaysia merely days ago, and we are now able to bring you a more detailed gallery of the compact SUV. Seen here is the new Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro, fitted with the optional S line package and finished in Floret Silver.
Still in its first-generation, the Audi Q3 facelift adopts a styling update that brings it up to speed with the rest of its siblings. Starting from the front, the styling updates start with an enlarged horizontal grille with the carmaker’s four-ring badge housed within. Flanking the grille are bi-xenon projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime-running lights.
At the rear, the evolutionary design sees new LED taillights with updated graphics within. As part of the S line exterior package, the rear diffuser plays host to chromed, larger exhaust tips as well. The rear bumper also gets a faux mesh design at its lower portion, just below the rear fog lamps.
Moving on to the side, the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro sits on twin five-spoke 18-inch alloys, wrapped with 235/50R18 Goodyear F1 tyres. To identify the presence of the S line package, emblems can be found on the front wing panels of the Q3.
Meanwhile, the inside doesn’t see a huge deviation from the pre-facelift model, with the MMI radio multimedia unit still in place featuring a 6.5-inch colour display. Audio playback is handled by a 180 watts, six-channel amplifier with 10 speakers.
The S line package introduces a three-spoke perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with the S line emblem located at the bottom. Elsewhere, the seats are upholstered with a perforated Alcantara and black leather combo, with ‘S line’ embossed on the backrests. The gear selector knob is wrapped in perforated leather, while the cabin gets matte brushed aluminium inlays – all part of the styling package.
On the performance front, the 2.0 litre turbocharged TFSI in-line four-cylinder engine delivers 180 hp from 4,000 to 6,200 rpm, and 320 Nm of torque from 1,400 to 3,900 rpm. A seven-speed S tronic (wet) dual-clutch transmission and Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system handle the power delivery to the road, good for a century sprint time of 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 217 km/h. Economy-wise, the new Q3 has a claimed combined fuel consumption figure of 6.5 litres per 100 km.
The asking price for the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro is RM252,900, while the front-wheel drive 1.4 TFSI variant can be had for RM216,888. Prices of the optional packages have not been finalised yet – check back soon.