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New Audi Q3 debuts next month at Shanghai Motor Show

The new Audi Q3 will debut at the Shanghai Motor Show next month.

The new Audi Q3 will debut at the Shanghai Motor Show next month. Order books open in June and first deliveries in the UK will be start in November.

There will be three engines on offer initially, all combining direct fuel injection with turbo charging, the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol unit in 170PS and 211PS forms and the 2.0-litre TDI with 177PS. After the launch the 140PS 2.0-litre TDI will be offered in the entry level front-drive Q3.

Two specification levels will be available for UK Audi Q3 models the SE and S line. The SE has17-inch alloy wheels, contrasting painted bumpers, chrome window trims, aluminium roof rails and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, a Concert audio system with 6.5-inch manually retractable colour display screen, Bluetooth interface, Audi Music Interface iPod connection and light and rain sensors all present inside. The Audi Q3 will also come equipped with navigation preparation, enabling customers to ‘activate’ navigation retrospectively by purchasing an SD card if required. The Audi S line model will upgrade with 18-inch alloy wheels, S line exterior and interior styling enhancements and xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps and LED rear tail lights.

Prices start at approximately £25,000 the new Audi Q3 combines the raised ride height, elevated seating position and all-terrain agility of a classic sport utility with manageable city- friendly dimensions, advanced technology and the potential for 50-plus mpg fuel efficiency.