For information, the first generation of the Audi Q3 which has a facelift or pre-facelift is able to offer perfect control over as rival countrymen. We have tried it ourselves, in fact, we dare say the control is equivalent to a sports car, because of the capable suspension and abundant tire grip.
So, is this second-generation Audi Q3 able to offer significant advantages? Let’s look at this All-New Audi Q3 review to the end.
All-New Audi Q3’s exterior
The front exterior appearance of the All-New Audi Q3 is now even more sporty than its predecessor. This is indicated by the use of single-frame grille with octagon design with vertical line accents, plus large air holes. The headlamp design is supported by LED technology, with lighting that can intelligently adapt to driving needs.
The exterior appearance of the All-New Audi Q3 shows the balance of the exterior design with symmetrical lighting graphics between the headlamps and the taillights. The shoulder lines firmly connect the two lights combined with the shape of the two muscular All New Audi Q3 wheel fenders, emphasizing the overall athletic figure.
Continue to the stern look of this car, it seems that the contours presented by Q3 are inspired by Audi’s DNA Quattro which makes this SUV seem bigger and more mature. The use of a contrasting black fender seems to confirm its ability in all fields. At the stern, there are spoilers flanking the rear glass and the sharp angle of the D pillar gives the impression of dynamic movement.
Interior of the All-New Audi Q3
Entering the interior ready to vise blend of lines and three-dimensional elements become part of the dashboard of the All-New Audi Q3. It is in line with the existing design lines on the exterior. The cabin design of the cabin is designed to be harmonious with the operation of the MMI touch screen control center that comes with luxurious material wrapped around it. Together with the cabin conditioning (AC) button below, this panel has a 10-degree angle that leads to the driver. All of screens, buttons, and other controls are also ergonomically arranged. Comfortable seats provide a sporty driving position, with steering wheel positions that have also been adjusted.
Compared to the previous generation, the All-New Audi Q3 now has a greater dimension. Wheelbase distance increased by 77 mm compared to the old Q3 generation. This makes the cabin space also become more spacious and five adults can sit comfortably while presenting better practicality. The back seat can even move back and forth up to 150 mm.
Luggage is no less practical because the seats in the second row are divided into three parts with a composition of 40:20:40 which can be folded in seven stages, depending on the position of the rear seat and its back. Luggage capacity can be increased from 530 liters to 1,525 liters. The trunk floor even has three levels that allow you to store luggage on the underside of the floor if not needed.
All-New Audi Q3 features
The instrument panel and digital control center on the All-New Audi Q3 now use a larger diagonal digital screen measuring 12.3 inches or Audi virtual cockpit plus 3 display options including the latest sporty look. Even more advanced, these functions can be controlled through increasingly intuitive voice commands that can be operated by the driver via the multifunction button on the steering wheel.
Audi’s Multi-Media Interface (MMI) also offers a variety of advantages over the previous generation and its rivals. There is navigation plus system which will also be displayed on the Audi virtual cockpit plus, which offers a variety of more functions. There is also a 10.1-inch touch screen in the middle of the dashboard. For the Audio system, the All-New Audi Q3 uses the Audi Sound System.
As a brand that has popularity in racing and is able to produce high-quality products. Audi reflects the motto “Vorsprung Durch Technic” (Advancement through Technology) by providing various safety features such as traction control, electronic stability control to prevent the car from slipping and also ABS, EBD, & BA brakes and 6 airbags as standard.
All-New Audi Q3 engine
The harmonious blend of engine, drive system, and suspension excellence provides a great ability for the All-New Q3 in all road conditions. Under the hood is a 1.4-liter TFSI 4-cylinder engine with a forced air induction system, aka turbocharger. The power produced reaches 150 hp at 5,000-6,000 rpm engine speed and peak torque at 250 Nm at 1,500 – 3,500 rpm.
The power and torque are then channeled to the front-drive system through a dual-clutch automatic transmission called the S-Tronic 6-speed. This engine not only presents a special performance but also capable fuel efficiency. Audi claims to accelerate from 0-100 kph in 9.2 seconds with a top speed of 204 kph. The combined fuel consumption produced reaches 5.9 – 5.7 liters / 100 km or around 16.9 – 17.5 km / liter
The workings of the S-Tronic transmission are also unique because this is actually a manual but automatic transmission because the clutch is controlled automatically with the help of a computer. S-Tronic transmission technology is like Volkswagen’s super-fast Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission. The disadvantage of a manual transmission is that the loss of time when making a gearshift is no longer found in this transmission. Similarly, slips are common in automatic transmissions.
This can be achieved because S-Tronic uses 2 oil-immersed clutches. When in gear position 1 such as, clutch gear 2 is ready to go in and deliver power, and so on until the top gear (gear 6). No doubt, the All-New Audi Q3 2020 car which is equipped with S-Tronic transmission will be very helpful in shortening the acceleration time. The existence of S-Tronic technology is also a compromise step to decrease weaknesses, both manual and automatic transmissions.
Cheap prices with its competitors make this car still worth having. Aside from its more mature design and very SUV compared to its compatriot rivals, plus the turbo engine combined with the S-Tronic transmission makes the trip even more fun. Moreover, handling this car, including superior in its class.