Audi's Q3 compact luxury SUV will get a mid-cycle refresh for the 2016 model year to offer a wider array of standard features, including front and rear parking sensors with a rear-view camera, as well as updated exterior styling.
The 2016 Q3 has redesigned front lights, grille, bumper, side sills, and rear lights. The crossover is now offered with standard 18-inch five-arm turbine design wheels. Also available are 19-inch five-double-spoke off-road design wheels.The Prestige trim now features full LED headlights and dynamic rear turn signals along with the S line exterior package and 19-inch wheels.
The Q3 comes standard with two front airbags, thorax-pelvis side airbags in the backs of the front seats and side curtain head airbags. Also included are safety belt pretensioners up front, belt force limiters and the integral Audi head restraint system.
Audi continues to offer the Q3 2.0T in front-wheel and all-wheel drive (quattro). The inline-4 provides 200 hp and 207 lb.-ft. of torque through a Tiptronic 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2016 Q3 has received an EPA fuel economy rating of 20/29/23 mpg in city, highway and combined driving cycles with front-wheel drive and 20/28/23 mpg respectively in all-wheel drive.
The 2016 Q3 will retail for $34,625 for the Premium Plus FWD, $36,725 for the Premium Plus quattro, $39,525 for the Prestige FWD, and $41,625 for the Prestige quattro. These prices include destination charges ($925), but exclude taxes, title, optional equipment, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
Audi has not released availability on the model.