The 1st Generation Audi Q3 was introduced in 2012. The 1st Generation Q3 is a front engine front/four wheel drive compact SUV. The Q3 was launched to slot in below the more premium Audi Q7 and Audi Q5. The 1st Generation Audi Q3 is available in 5 models 1.4 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI, 2.5 TFSI, RS Q3 and 2.0 TDI. Production of the Audi Q3 has been ongoing since 4 years, the Audi Q3 was and is available to purchase in the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and the year 2015. The Audi Q3 2012 is available in 2 variants Premium and Premium Plus. The price of the Audi Q3 1st Generation is not competitive when compared to other models in the same class.
The 1t Generation Audi Q3 features familiar Audi SUV design language. The front end houses narrow sharp trapezium styled side swept headlights with integrated daytime running LED lights, dual large slim narrow air intakes, and a large hexagon grille accented by a chrome trim piece and embossed with the Audi logo in the center. The rear end houses a roof spoiler, dual exhaust outlets, sharp narrow side swept taillights and a standard case tailgate. The RS Q3 model of the Q3 features a more aggressive and sporty design language. The front end houses a larger front bumper with a trapezium air intake embossed with the Quattro logo which is flanked by larger dual trapezium styled air intakes with feature illusion accents. The rear end houses dual sport exhaust outlets and a rear diffuser. All other variants of the Audi Q3 feature identical styling in every aspect. The overall exterior of the Audi Q3 features fairly distinctive but familiar Audi design language that can stand out amongst its rivals. Options include a choice between 2 different rims.
The interior of the 1st Generation Audi Q3 features a familiar Audi design language. It compromises of aluminum paneling. The front and rear seats are covered in a choice of black, chestnut brown and rock gray leather upholstery. Standard features include 2-zone automatic climate control,12-way power front seats, power door mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, 10-speaker stereo audio system, rain sensing windscreen wipers, traction control, and stability control. Features on the higher Premium Plus model include heated door mirrors, parking sensors, satellite navigation as standard, the 14-speaker stereo audio system as standard and auto dimming rearview mirror as standard. Options include balsamic brown walnut wood trim, Audi side assist, satellite navigation, leather multifunction steering wheel, power tailgate, panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, 14-speaker stereo audio system and memory seats. The overall interior of the 1st Generation Audi Q3 features a decent amount of interior space in the front but a lack of interior space in the rear for a subcompact SUV of its exterior dimensions, it also offers a great level of comfort and interior refinement.
(1.4 TFSI) 1.4 Liter Inline-4
(2.0 TFSI) 2.0 Liter Turbocharged Inline-4
(2.5 TFSI) 2.5 Liter Turbocharged Inline-5
(RS Q3) 2.5 Liter Turbocharged Inline-5
(2.0 TDI) 2.0 Liter Turbocharged Inline-4 Diesel
The Audi Q3 1st Generation can achieve an average of up between 8KM/L to 14KM/L making for an estimated driving range of up to 504KM to 882KM from the mid-size SUVs 63 fuel tank.
The main competitors of the 1st Generation Audi Q3 are BMW X3, Mercedes GLA, Lexus RX and Jaguar F-Pace.
(1.4 TFSI) 1.4 Liter Inline-4 150bhp@6000RPM
(2.0 TFSI) 2.0 Liter Turbocharged Inline-4 208bhp@4300-6200RPM
(2.5 TFSI) 2.5 Liter Turbocharged Inline-5 280bhp@5400-6200RPM
(RS Q3) 2.5 Liter Turbocharged Inline-5 310bhp@5200-6700RPM
(2.0 TDI) 2.0 Liter Turbocharged Inline-4 Diesel 175bhp@4200RP
great ride quality
decent off-road abilities
great range of engines
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