The 2023 Audi Q3 will still be the smallest crossover at American dealerships. The German carmaker is not bringing Q2 to the US, and the Q1 is not in production yet. For the upcoming season, the only new model in the lineup will be the Q4 Spotback with the E-Tron technology. After a few small tunings during past years, the 2023 YM will be under a bigger reconstruction. The facelift is not official yet, but our sources confirmed the development of new options.
The Q3 is a good vehicle for drivers without experience. It is loaded with plenty of safety features. Also, the 2023 Audi Q3 is not going to offer too much power with a small displacement under the hood. On the other hand, the crossover is not an underachiever. Finally, the best use is for the city cruising and everyday commuting. The Q3 lacks power, but the company makes it up with exceptional gas mileage for the compact luxury SUV class.
2023 Audi Q3 Specs
A 2.0-liter turbo-four engine is the main source of power for the 2023 Audi Q3. The base setup tunes the engine to deliver 185 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. We believe this configuration is coming back after the redesign. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to both axles. Audi uses famous Quattro system all across the lineup. The base version is available as the 40 TFSI. The 45 TFSI increases outputs to 230 hp and 245 lb-ft of twist. The same 2.0-liter engine is also the powertrain. The gas mileage drops for about 2 mpg, both for city and highway drive. The towing capacity is not impressive. To make it up, the Q3 doesn’t require premium gasoline. Regular petrol is good enough.
Hybrid and E-Tron EV
It is not a surprise not seeing the Q3 crossover with a hybrid system. batteries would increase overall weight and the gas mileage can’t achieve a significant improvement. Anyway, since the main purpose of the 2023 Audi Q3 will be the city drive, owners could look for a better mpg rating. Hybrids are not the best performers on the open road, though. So, the upcoming redesign could make engineers make an extra effort to provide a new configuration.
Experts are sure the E-Tron technology will be expanded to more vehicles, and one of them will be a small SUV. The all-electric model is yet to be confirmed. Still, before this one, we should see the Q5 E-Tron, as the flagship SUV. The electric range will be between 250-300 miles. Audi is still working on the recharging system. With all the luxury the German company already offers, we are sure that the Q3 E-Tron can’t be a bad decision.
2023 Audi Q3 Facelift
The 2023 Audi Q3 redesign is certain, although bosses are not coming out in public with an announcement. The current generation is already 4 years old, and some carmakers are launching new series after this period. Still, the small SUV class is not so popular, especially the luxury segment. Audi has a lot of other things to do as well, and the new generation of the Q3 is not the priority at the moment. Instead, the facelift can update interior and exterior, making the vehicle more appealing.
The new packages are also on the way. Recently, the company dropped the Prestige trim for the Q3. We believe it will be back as the top of the line version. Premium will be there as the entry-level edition, while another model could fit between it and Prestige. For the current model, that is the Premium Plus. Optional package is the S-Line, which is going to come back, as one of the trademarks of the German company. Still, the final price might exceed $50,000 and that is too much for the small crossover. You can buy a three-row premium SUV for this money.
2023 Audi Q3 Release Date and Price
The development of the new 2023 Audi Q3 is in advanced stages. It is just a matter of time when the company is dropping the facelifted crossover. It might happen even in the first half of 2022, although it is too early for the sales start. The price stays put, at least for the base version. A small SUV is coming with the hefty price, having in mind that some larger vehicles are available for $36,000. Hybrid would be even higher, with the E-Tron EV topping the range with the price and technology.