Audi South Africa have officially launched the Audi Q3 Sportback a compact SUV with a swooping coupé design offering a low roofline, flat D-pillars and a roof edge spoiler.
A total of ten exterior colours are available for the Audi Q3 Sportback, including the new metallic paint colour called Dew Silver, exclusive to the Q3 Sportback while Turbo Blue is seen here. Audi S line exterior trimmings are standard across the range, this includes aluminium elements around the grille, bumper and air inlets. The standard wheel size is 18-inch with the option of 19-inch. Audi also offers the optional Black Styling Package which adds dark surfaces on the bumpers, the rear diffuser and the trim strips on the side windows in gloss black.
For the Audi Q3 Sportback, two petrol engines are available on offer in South Africa. These two engine options are also offered across the Audi Q3 model range. The 1.4 TFSI in the Q3 Sportback 35 TFSI delivers 110 kW and 250 Nm to the front wheels only and is mated to a six-speed S tronic (dual-clutch) transmission.The flagship Q3 Sportback 40 TFSI quattro S line is fitted with a 2.0 TFSI engine producing 132 kW, 320 Nm of torque and a seven-speed S tronic transmission which allows it to sprint from 0-100km/h in a respectable 7.8 seconds.
Dimensionally this SUV coupé is 16 mm longer, 29 mm lower, and 6 mm thinner than the Audi Q3. The wheelbase is exactly 2,680 mm in both models and the model range is priced as follows
- Audi Q3 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic – R 693,000
- Audi Q3 Sportback 40 TFSI quattro S tronic – R 737,000