After launching the second generation of the small luxury SUV, the German company only made a few minor changes to it. So, we believe that the 2023 Audi Q3 can bring a facelift. There are pros and cons, but the mini crossover needs to be competitive. A fresh look, colors, and modern drivetrain are the best ways to draw the audience.
The Q3 is a funky urban vehicle. Like we used to from any German carmaker, it is full of premium materials and advanced systems. Still, the competition is not giving up and frequent improvements and tunings are required. Now, it is time for the facelift. Outside and inside, the 2023 Audi Q3 is about to present new options and accessories. Well, the company was up to date with technology and safety. In 2023, Audi might bring those systems to the next level.
Sources are mentioning a new drivetrain. In the US, the Q3 is using a couple of setups, both based on the turbo-four engine. The next crossover is introducing a hybrid powerplant, which seems to be the priority for the manufacturer. Small and powerful, the Audi Q3 is about to become even more efficient and fuel-friendlier.
2023 Audi Q3 Redesign Details
The front fascia will take the most updates for the 2023 Audi Q3. Designers are making the crossover more aggressive, as much as it is possible. It will still be a subcompact vehicle. Don’t expect a larger model for the upcoming season. The Q3 is using the same platform, and the overall length is 177 inches. The side and rear end are also under the revisit. New lighting groups and bumpers will refresh the exterior for the 2023 YM.
Designers prepare changes inside the cabin as well. In the past couple of years, we saw significant upgrades for the infotainment and safety systems. Parking sensors and blind-spot monitors are standard. There are also plenty of advanced systems available as optional upgrades. For example, there are B&O audio, a top-view camera, or a Black appearance bundle. Also, the crossover was pretty spacious compared to the competition, and having in mind this is a subcompact model. It will be one of the priorities for the facelift to keep a practical layout.
Sportback Coupe US Debut
In Europe, the Q3 crossover features a coupe version. The 2023 Audi Q3 Sportback could arrive to the US shores as a cool option. Well, speaking of the practical interior, this model is not going to help. It offers an attractive exterior appearance. The downside is reduced headroom for passengers at the back and diminished cargo space. Still, it will be a nice additional option and some buyers will definitely like it.
Under the Hood
There is no reason for engineers to make bold moves in the drivetrain room. A 2.0-liter inline-four engine is a base for upgrades. Two versions are available, and both are coming with turbochargers. Plus, the plant is reliable and efficient. That is everything you need from an urban crossover.
In the first configuration, a 2.0-l mill creates 185 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers could go up a bit for the 2023 Audi Q3. An eight-speed auto transmission sends power to all wheels. The popular Quattro system is standard. On average, the crossover is going to run 26-27 mpg.
If you need more power, the same engine can be tuned to crack 228 hp and 258 lb-ft. It is the same configuration you can find in the larger Audi Q5 crossover. Extra power means a higher fuel consumption. However, 2 mpg is a reasonable cost for a 40 hp upgrade. Another good thing is that Audi engines don’t require premium fuel. A turbo-four mill maximizes potential using regular gasoline.
2023 Audi Q3 Hybrid
The 2023 Audi Q3 Hybrid is the most anticipated version of the crossover. The company is expanding the lineup of electrically-supported vehicles, as well as the EV range. This system has multiple advantages. First, the Q3 hybrid would be more efficient than the standard petrol model. Electric support will make overall weigh go up. But, the gas mileage is better and the small SUV is about to gain some extra power. According to some sources, the Q3 plug-in hybrid is also possible in 2023. Nevertheless, there are no official statements and the market for those models could be very limited.
When Will 2023 Audi Q3 Be Available?
Everything about the 2023 Audi Q3 should be unveiled in the second half of 2022. The company is currently focused on bigger wheels. However, it doesn’t make the subcompact crossover less important. The price of the updated Q3 will be slightly higher than before. High-end models can cost up to $50,000, but you are getting everything the crossover has to offer. A hybrid variant won’t be under $40,000. Performance SQ3 and RS packages are not available in this class.