One of the smallest German crossover SUVs, the 2022 Audi Q3, is getting a complete overhaul. If you didn’t know, the 2021 model has been skipped because of coronavirus, and the manufacturer is ready to introduce some radical changes on the next-gen model. From what we can tell, the new coming Q3 will gets better exterior styling, and more spacious cabin.
Generally, it’s a significant upgrade from the already delightful high-end SUV, and Audi gives it a richer interior, advanced technology, and a great choice of engines. The potent electrified option and all-wheel-drive system definitely make the Q3 a desirable choice. Regarding the specifications, the refreshed Q3 is heading to showrooms in late 2021 as the 2022 model.
2022 Audi Q3 Redesign
The exterior of the 2022 Audi Q3 is definitively more sporty than before. Interestingly, the new Q3 borrows some of a cue from the formidable A4 sedan. Generally, the front fascia looks identical, with a sharply angled LED headlights and single-piece octagonal grille. According to Audi, the new Q3 also features wide wheel arches and standard 18-inch wheels. However, upper trims should bring more attractive 19 or 20-inch wheels.
On the back, this time, we noticed an integrated rear spoiler and sharper LED taillights. Moreover, the S-line model looks slightly more aggressive, thanks to a broader lower opening housing the fog lights and gray trim placed under the grille.
The most noticeable update of the 2022 Audi Q3 is inside. Audi makes a beautiful interior with high-quality materials and a sharp, modern design. Generally, the interior looks at least a class above, and there is notably more legroom and headroom on the back. The regular Q3 offers leather with wood accents, while the more sporty S line features orange Alcantara accents and paddle shifters.
In terms of technology, the forthcoming model also comes with an excellent 10.1-inch screen that controls the infotainment system and with heat/vent/air-conditioning (HVAC) controls placed below. On top of that, the latest Q3 comes standard with a digital gauge cluster, and it can be replaced with the Audi virtual cockpit on the higher trim levels.
2022 Audi Q3 Powertrain Specs
The new 2022 Audi Q3 will offer a choice of few engines. The first and the base engine is still a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates 228-horsepower. This engine is connected to an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive as standard. Audi claims that this unit can accelerate to 60 mph in just seven seconds running on premium fuel.
However, the electrified option can be only get with a 40 TFSI e model, also known as Sportback. This version combines a 1.4 liter turbocharged inline-4 with an integrated electric motor. According to Audi, this system develops 201 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Q3 Sportback also featured a 13 kWh, which will result in 30 miles range.
How Much Does the 2022 Audi Q3 Cost?
The more attractive 2022 Audi Q3 will arrive later in the year, with a complete overhaul. That means we should expect more sporty styling and the same cabin that we saw on some of the newest Audi models.
Generally, this small SUV shares plenty of similarities with the Audi A4. In the base form, the new Q3 will start at $35,000, while the PHEV model could cost around $10,000 more.