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You thought that with a revamp two years ago, the Audi Q3 has run out of facelifts, right? You’d be dead wrong – Ingolstadt has brought on a second revision to its compact SUV, giving it a mild nip and tuck for certain trim levels this time around.

The sport model differentiates itself better from the standard design trim, with a new front fascia gaining larger outer air intakes as well as a stone grey Singleframe grille; under the slim centre inlet, the blade has also been finished in body colour.

S line models have also received a new front bumper design with a diamond-pattern grille insert along with a full-width strut that goes across the air intakes. The contrasting lower bumper trim and wheel arches have also been painted stone grey.

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Static photo, Colour: Tukan Yellow

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI
Static photo, Colour: Tukan Yellow

On top of this is a new S line competition trim that has these parts in gloss black, and extends the finish to the grille, air inlets, door trim strips, roof rails, door mirror housings, window slot trim and tailgate spoiler. Inside, the sports seats get part-leather upholstery with the S line logo embossed in the centre; buyers can also opt for leather-Alcantara combination or full fine Nappa leather options.

Other additions to the S line competition include a flat-bottomed steering wheel with the S line badge and contrast stitching, piano black interior trim, S line-badged door sill trims, stainless steel pedals on models fitted with the S tronic dual-clutch transmission and an aluminium and leather gear knob for the manual.

Interior

Interior

Also standard on the new range-topping trim is S line sport suspension, the Audi drive select system, a driver information system and 19-inch Y-spoke gloss black alloy wheels by Audi Sport. The S line competition is available with any engine choice on the Q3.

Available with a new Camouflage Green metallic paint option – replacing Tundra Brown metallic – the new Q3 models will go on sale in Germany and select European markets in autumn, with deliveries starting at the end of the year. Prices remain stable for the design and sport models, starting from €30,100 (RM140,300); the S line competition is priced from €33,050 (RM154,100).