First, it was the Q7, and then, the Q2. The Q5 and Q8 followed suit later on and now, Audi Philippines' all-new crossover lineup is complete with the introduction of the 2020 Q3. The Q3 is the second smallest crossover in their range, slotting in between the Q2 and Q5. It competes against the likes of the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Lexus UX.
The Philippine-spec Audi Q3 is powered by a 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It's actually the same one found in the updated A4, meaning power is rated at 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque. It's then paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This powertrain combination cannot be paired with Quattro all-wheel drive, meaning this model is front-wheel drive only.
Bearing the current design language, the Q3 takes several cues from its bigger brothers, the Q5 and Q8, as well as other cars in the current range. There's the dynamic headlights with a bolder looking set of LED daytime running lights. Of course, there's the Singleframe grill, made wider for the 2020 model year.
Size-wise, the 2019 Q3 has grown compared to the previous generation. It now measures 4485mm long (+100mm) and 1856mm wide (+25mm). However, the all-new Q3 now stands shorter at 1585mm tall (-23mm). Finally, its wheelbase has been stretched from 2603mm to 2680mm.
Inside, Splashes of metal trim, wood grain, and soft touch pads blanket the interior of the 2019 Q3. Certain models can even be specified with fabric and wood trim that liven up the cabin. The PH-spec Q3 comes equipped Audi's Virtual Cockpit, which transforms the instrument cluster into a fully digital and customizable display, as well as a 10.1-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.