Famous S-line Q3 model is confirmed. The 2020 Audi SQ3 crossover is spied during the road testing and it shows us numerous upgrades. The second-generation Q3 will arrive this summer and it will wear the famous S design language. That means the SQ3 will be sportier than the base model and it will offer a 300+hp engine.
The upcoming model looks refreshing and aggressive. The design is very attractive and the interior will get a fully digital instrument cluster. The performance is great and driving manners are superb. German carmaker will also offer Audi RSQ3 variant later this year. This model will offer at least 400 horsepower and sportier design than the sporty SQ3.
The all-new 2020 Audi SQ3 was spotted during the road testing. The spy shots are showing a heavy-camouflaged model. However, even under the camo, it is clear as day that we are dealing with the new SQ3. First of all, the rear end clearly shows the sporty bumper and quad exhaust tailpipes.
Both features are specifically for the S line. The front end hosts a large bumper with huge air intakes. The silver frame is another S line styling cue and the larger wheels are visible as well. Red brake calipers at the rear axle are just confirming the SQ3 model is almost ready to hit the roads once again.
Unfortunately, the interior of the 2020 Audi SQ3 hasn’t been caught on spy photo. However, German carmaker already confirmed a fully digital instrument cluster and possibly a larger MMI infotainment touchscreen. Moreover, SQ3 won’t get additional touchscreen unit so the customers will have to deal with the traditional climate controls.
The layout will remain, but some optional amenities will be standard from now on. On top of that, Audi will introduce higher-quality materials from the inside. Cargo room is rated at 16.7 cubic feet and at 50.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.
The 2020 Audi SQ3 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This turbocharged powerplant is producing 340 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The crossover sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. As every Audi’s S model SQ3 will also sport a Quattro all-wheel-drive as standard. A 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission is also in the offer.
2020 Audi RSQ3
The compact crossover SUV will get the iconic RS variant. The 2020 Audi RSQ3 comes with the extremely sporty exterior design. Whatsoever, this model will get new and sharper taillights. Moreover, new grille is also in the offer. More aluminum and chrome materials are visible and we can expect additional black mesh inserts.
From the inside, RSQ3 offer premium amenities only. That includes leather upholstery and more Alcantara materials. Under the hood, a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with turbocharger is generating over 400 horses and 354 lb-ft of torque. The price of this sporty version will start at around $60,000.
Price and Release Date
The base 2020 Audi SQ3 model will cost around $35,000. Compact crossover SUV will most likely hit the dealerships during the summer of 2019. There will be plenty of optional equipment and packages, to the price will easily jump over the $40,000.