Audi has revealed pricing and specs for the 2020 Q3, which goes head-to-head with the Lexus UX and Volvo XC40 in the fast-growing compact luxury SUV class.
Compared to the car it replaces, the new Q3 is a significantly bigger and higher-tech proposition. Two models will be offered, both powered by the same 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 110kW and 250Nm.
It's mated with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, powering only the front wheels.
Audi says vehicles with 'quattro' all-wheel drive will follow in the second quarter of 2020.
In Audi speak, that powertrain makes it a 35 TFSI. The base car, the 35 TFSI S tronic, is priced from $46,400 before on-road costs.
Standard equipment includes autonomous emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, tyre pressure monitoring, and parking sensors with a rear-view camera.
It rides on 18-inch alloy wheels, and gets keyless entry and start, an electric tailgate, dual-zone climate control, leather seats, the ambient LED lighting package, and a grey 'contrasting lower metallic paint finish' for the exterior.
Jumping to the Launch Edition, priced from $52,750 before on-roads, adds equipment like 19-inch alloy wheels, metallic paint, privacy glass, folding mirrors, an auto-dimming interior mirror, electric/heated front seats, a 360-degree camera, and adaptive cruise control.
Regardless of model, the interior features Audi's latest infotainment system with standard virtual cockpit, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charging and DAB radio.
2020 Audi Q3 pricing
- 35 TFSI S tronic - $46,400
- 35 TFSI S Tronic Launch Edition - $52,570
All prices exclude on-road costs.