2021 Audi Q3 Redesign, Specs, USA, and Sportback

2021 Audi Q3 Redesign, Specs, USA, and Sportback. The original model of this subcompact crossover was in production for a pretty long time, so it wasn’t quite competitive in the past few years. Things are now completely different, as the second-generation model was presented last summer. For this redesign, the company prepared a lot of novelties. Normally, that would mean not many novelties for the 2021 Audi Q3, which will represent the second production year of the current generation. Things are much different in this case. Of all, we are about to see hi-performance versions of this small crossover, under famous S and RS badges. The company prepares to introduce a coupe-like version of this crossover. It as initially planned to come as Audi Q4, latest reports are suggesting it will come as the 2021 Audi Q3 Sportback. The upcoming year will be very exciting for all lovers of this small crossover.

2021 Audi Q3 Drivetrain
2021 Audi Q3 Drivetrain

2021 Audi Q3 Engines

One of the biggest complaints about the previous-generation model was about its engine, as it definitely needed more power. Things are now better, as a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four receives a nice power boost. It now delivers around 230 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, which seems notably better compared to previous 200 horses. Of course, European versions are will be available with a palette of infamous TDI engines.

2021 Audi Q3 Concept
2021 Audi Q3 Concept

2021 Audi SQ3 RS Q3

One of the biggest novelties for the next year will be the addition of hi-performance versions, under famous S and RS badges. At this point, we know that new models are in the testing phase. Various visual and chassis upgrades, these models will also come with significantly more powerful engines. The SQ3 will probably come with a new version of a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four and should be able to deliver around 340 horsepower. On the other side, the RS Q3 will most likely come with a familiar 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. This one is good for about 400 horsepower.

2021 Audi Q3 Design

The 2021 Audi Q3 will come with base design characteristics that are pretty much the same as in the current 2019 model. The recent redesign has brought a plethora of interesting novelties, so there is no need for bigger modifications in the near future. The new model is lighter, rides better and also feature a completely new styling. Speaking of the styling, things are pretty typical for Audi. There is no place for radical changes.

The evolution of the original model goes on, so the overall shape, as well as most of the lines, it practically the same as in the previous model. On the other side, there is a completely new face, based on the company’s latest design language. When it comes to the 2021 Audi Q3 dimensions, it is important to mention that the new generation is notably bigger than the original model. It gained about three inches in wheelbase, while the overall length is better for more than four inches.

2021 Audi Q3 Interior

The cabin of the previous generation wasn’t the model’s strongest points. The overall quality of materials was amazing, it definitely lacked style. Things are much different now, and the new cabin looks significantly more upscale. This particularly refers to the center stack area, which now offers much more refinement, more digital controls, and an integrated touchscreen. Like in all Audi model, the digital instrument cluster is available. In terms of interior space, the new model benefits from the bigger overall size. There is more legroom in the second row, while the cargo volume has been increased. The biggest novelties for the next year could be some new color schemes. Count on a couple of new standard features.

2021 Audi Q3 Sportback

Another big novelty for the next year will be a new version with a coupe body style, which will be named as the 2021 Audi Q3 Sportback. This model was initially planned to come as Audi Q4, to directly compete with the BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace, Mercedes-Benz GLA etc. The management decided to use this nameplate for a new electric crossover. “Sportback” seems like a natural choice. The new version will share the mechanics with the standard Q3 model, as well as most of aesthetics. The main difference will be in the sloping roof layout, which will provide that coupe-like design. This could affect interior space for a bit, particularly the cargo area and headroom in the second row.

2021 Audi Q3 Release Date and Price

Despite the plethora of changes, we don’t expect to see 2021 Audi Q3 release date to be scheduled for any earlier than usual. That would mean sometime in the last quarter of the years. This will probably include hi-performance versions too. On the other side, the Sportback version could arrive a little bit earlier than usual and hit some of the major showrooms. When it comes to the 2021 Audi Q3 price, base models should go around 35.000 dollars.