This compact SUV design called Audi Q3 comes up with lightweight construction and featured by eco – efficient power train. This elegance SUV Audi Q3 was unveiled at 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. Among the materials for constructing Audi Q3 body is aluminum body panel (tailgate and engine hood) and hot shaped steel components. This Audi Q3 has entire weight less than 1,500 kg. The company design identity still accentuates the appearance of this new SUV variant. The exterior of this SUV has single – frame grille with tapered upper corner, the side is presented with tornado line. An exquisite headlight is shown at the front end completed with LED daytime running lighting.
The Audi Q3 features a sporty and progressive design. The single-frame grille with its tapered upper corners dominates the front; its outline is extended by the dynamic curve of the engine hood. The wedge-shaped headlights are available as a xenon plus version including LED daytime running lights. Large air inlets hint at the potential of the engines. Viewed from the side, the Q3 similarly exhibits Audi’s classic design characteristics. The tornado line divides the side underneath the windows.
The dynamic line imparts additional flourishes near the side sills and the wheel arches have a muscular look. Metal constitutes two thirds of the vehicle’s exterior; the greenhouse the remaining third. The roof line slopes markedly toward the ground; the D-posts resemble those of a coupe.
Despite its coupe-like styling, the Audi Q3 is clearly recognizable as a member of the Q family. Its wraparound tailgate is similar in design to those on its larger siblings, the Q5 and Q7. In conjunction with the xenon plus headlights, LED light strips serve as tail lights. The exhaust system’s tailpipes terminate to the left and to the right.
The Audi Q3 is 4.39 meters in length (14.4 ft), 1.83 meters in width (6.0 ft), and 1.60 meters (5.25 ft) in height – roof rail included. Its drag coefficient of 0.32 raises the bar in this segment; moreover, its underbody fairing facilitates optimum airflow – underneath the vehicle, too.
In addition to the standard black add-on parts, customers can choose either a full paint finish or color-contrasting add-on parts in anthracite gray for the underbody guard and wheel arches. The Audi exclusive off-road styling package gives the Q3 a broad and powerful look. The S line exterior package, conversely, represents classic Audi and appeals to especially sporty customers. The passenger cell incorporates a great many tailored blanks as well as extremely strong hot-formed steel.
These components are quite thin, which reduces the vehicle’s weight. The tailgate and the engine hood of the Audi Q3 are made of aluminum. The front-wheel drive version of Audi’s latest model weighs less than 1,500 kilograms (3,307 lb).
Inside, a large wrap-around curve encapsulates the driver and the front-seat passenger – a feature familiar from the brand’s large model lines. The dashboard’s horizontal layout underscores its width. An optional color display (as large as seven inches diagonally) on the instrument panel is a first in the Q series. Five color concepts are available for the interior: black, gray, beige, and two shades of brown. With regard to upholstery, there are three fabric designs and three leather designs. For the inlays, there are four optional versions – including open-pored larch inlays and new silvery aluminum inlays with supplementary wire mesh and a 3D look.
Among the options are an on-board computer with efficiency program, an ambient lighting package with a LED lights, a panoramic glass roof, a storage package, sports seats, Adaptive light technology for the xenon plus headlights.The luggage compartment has a capacity that ranges from Its 460-liter (16.24 cu ft) to a volume of 1,365 liters (48.2 cu ft) with the split rear seat backrests folded