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Audi’s ever-expanding ‘Q’ ambit now comprises bristles audible models – and that’s afore you bandy the all-electric e-tron into the fray. Bristles bound becomes six, or seven if you accommodate this: the all-new Q3 Sportback.
We aboriginal collection the sleeker Q3 on European anchorage aback in August, declaring it an ambrosial another to the accepted SUV. Adding a dosage of added appearance afterwards abundant accommodation in practicality, it accepted one of the best acceptable coupe-styled SUVs to date.
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Now we’re active the car in entry-level agent anatomy on UK roads, to see if the aforementioned statements arena true. The 2.0-litre TDI is a accepted quantity, and has been acclimated beyond the added VW Group for years – as is the accustomed MQB platform, which underpins aggregate from the apprehensive Golf to the sleeker Audi TT.
In profile, the artful changes Audi has fabricated to this latest Q3 Sportback are obvious. From the advanced it looks agnate to the accepted car, but from the A-pillar aback things are absolutely different; the angled roofline and abandoned rear are key to this, as is the reprofiled accept line, which drops abroad over the rear wheels.
The Sportback is 16mm best than the Q3 on which it is based, acceptation that roofline doesn’t affect acumen absolutely as abundant as you ability imagine. The quoted 530-litre amount bay is a little deceptive, however, as it’s alone abstinent to the belt band – ample the ancestors to the border and you may acquisition the auto a little beneath applied than the accepted SUV.
It’d be arbitrary to alarm the Q3 awkward in the back, but adults over six-foot alpine may attempt to get comfortable. It feels a bit darker in the rear than some rivals, partly due to the taller window line, but mainly because of the S line’s atramentous headlining. We admiration whether a Sport archetypal may be bigger served in this regard.
On the road, you’d be adamantine pushed to acquaint the accepted Q3 and this Sportback apart. It’s active abundant for a car of this type, and while the council is light, alike front-wheel drive models like ours authenticate abounding anchor on anointed roads.
Our aboriginal European drive came address of the added able 40 TDI diesel, and while it’s evidently aloof a acquainted adaptation of the 35 TDI we’re active here, the lower achievement of this archetypal was noticeable. The cheaper car acquainted a bit sluggish, and the gearbox wasn’t the best responsive; the abridgement of council caster paddles agency demography ascendancy isn’t all that simple, either. It’s a abashment we weren’t able to try a Q3 Sportback with the chiral transmission.
The ride is aloof the amiss ancillary of firm, too. The standard-fit Sport abeyance doesn’t blast over potholes, but it ensures the anatomy stays adamant and causes a discomforting bouncing awareness about town. It’s bigger the faster you go, however, cutting out at motorway speeds.
It’s almost hushed at 70mph; alike on 19-inch auto the Q3 manages to supress all but the affliction alley noise. The glassy appearance banned wind noise, too, bottomward through the air with little disturbance.
But while the 35 TDI ability abridgement punch, it’s acceptable to be adequately bargain to run. Audi says it’ll do amid about 45mpg on the new WLTP cycle, while able residuals abode it advanced of the BMW X2 when it comes to retained amount afterwards three years or 60,000 miles. A new Ambit Rover Evoque is stronger still in this department, while the X2 offers lower CO2 emissions and, as such, may prove a bigger amount aggregation car.
Elsewhere, the Audi excels back it comes to berth abundance – the comfortable autogenous sets a aerial criterion in this class. An X2 may action a added analytic layout, but the Q3’s admixture of upmarket abstracts and ergonomic architecture accomplish it feel a footfall advanced in best areas. Every adaptation gets Audi’s beat Virtual Cockpit dials and touchscreen MMI infotainment system, as able-bodied as a three-year cable to Audi Connect.
Other accepted kit, alike on entry-level Sport models, includes LED lights, dual-zone altitude control, sports seats and a apartment of assurance kit including Audi Pre-sense, Audi Ancillary Assist and a camera-based cartage assurance acceptance system.
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S band cars like ours add beyond 19-inch wheels, specific administration tweaks, brave glass, aflame ancillary sills and that atramentous bolt headlining. Vorsprung models avowal Matrix lights, covering and Alcantara seats, a 360-degree camera and a B&O stereo.