20 Mar 2019

Audi To Add Q3 Coupe Model To SUV Lineup

A coupe version of its Q3 SUV will soon be on offer.
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German carmaker Audi is going to enter another horse into the coupe-SUV race, revealing that it would soon whip the covers off a Q3-based coupe model.

The Q3 is Audi’s second-smallest SUV model available in Australia, and a new ‘sportback’ model would bring the number of Audi SUV’s available to Australians up to six.

The new coupe SUV would be mechanically identical to the new Q3 which is due to be delivered to buyers in Australia in the middle of 2019, and is built on the Volkswagen Group's MQB architecture.

The big difference from the traditional wagon-shaped Q3 will of course be its shape, with a sloped rear roofline similar to competitors in the field - like heavyweights the Mercedes GLE  and the BMW X6 - though the Q3 coupe would be a competitor to BMW’s X2 model, which is itself a sportier, more coupe-like version of its X1 SUV.

The Q3 coupe will be Audi’s third less-traditionally shaped SUV, joining its electric e-tron SUV and the Q8, which is a sleeker version of the Q7 large SUV.

The e-tron will be the first of the Volkswagen group’s electric vehicle push announced earlier this week, where the company committed to offering 70 electric models across its marques with the aim of selling 22 million electric vehicles in the 10 years.

While the new Q3 will be cruising around Australia by the end of 2019, it isn’t known when its coupe twin - which will be debuted later this year - will be doing the same.

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