Spied: 2019 Audi Q3 makes winter testing rounds

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Next-gen Q3 crossover revealed with more minor details

Among a host of vehicles out for winter testing, our spies have caught the next-gen Audi Q3 making its rounds as well. While it’s still heavy on camouflage, it has shed a few more areas around the front and rear fascia’s ducts revealing what is clearly a different shape for each end.

 

The Audi Q3 is set to share the MQB platform with other VAG marques – in this case the VW Tiguan will be most similar to the Q3. That said, our spies have indicated that they’ve recently seen a Tiguan mule with what appears to be a 2.5L 5-Cylinder from the Audi RS3. If this isn’t a hint towards the same 400PS powerplant going into the RS Q3, what else could it possibly be?

 

This particular test mule has an odd lighting arrangement mounted on the roof. Perhaps the array is for sensors for various safety or even autonomous driving tech that may be incorporated into the Q3. In terms of trim, various engine choices may well be available, with cheaper and less powerful versions only getting front wheel drive while beefier versions of the Q3 will get the signature Audi Quattro AWD system.

We can expect the next-gen Audi Q3 to possibly make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show or sometime in late 2018 or early 2019.

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