- Photo: Courtesy of Audi of America

Photo: Courtesy of Audi of America

For fleets, the Audi Q3 has it all—style, comfort, and technology at an affordable starting MSRP of $34,7001 for the base Premium model. 

The compact SUV is designed for functionality at every level, and is particularly suited to fleets looking for a vehicle that both makes a statement and delivers the ability for employees to be productive and connected while out and about.

Inside and out, the Audi Q3 is loaded with technology that can make it an ideal option for hard-working executives and top sales performers alike.

In-Cabin Productivity

For fleets focused on in-cabin productivity, the Q3 is full of technology designed to help keep drivers connected and productive.

The MMI touch2 response puts the cutting edge onto a smooth surface. Directions are available with Google Earth satellite imagery3, and messages are available through an intuitive interface that replicates a standard smartphone. Entertainment options, including interfacing with a favorite playlist, is available via Apple CarPlay4 for compatible devices.

This technology is designed to help keep drivers focused on their primary task of driving. The Audi virtual cockpit plus jettisons traditional dials and gauges with a standard 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster or an available 12.3-inch high-resolution Audi virtual cockpit. Audi virtual cockpit gives drivers the luxury of seeing Google Maps mapping service, route guidance, and infotainment setting directly in the driver’s line of sight.

Fleets also have the option of adding a personal touch to the user interface. When searching for a destination, the available handwriting recognition in the MMI touch response helps make it easier to add information by hand.

Today’s world is more connected than ever, and employees who spend most of their time on the road for business need to have a way to get in touch and in the know. The Audi Q3 can deliver connectivity in a number of ways, including with:

  • Enhanced navigation features from Google.
  • Connections to the subscription-based Apple Music and Yelp to help improve the driving experience with a library of streaming music and can make entertaining clients more successful by picking the best eateries based on local restaurant reviews.
  • The ability to equip the Q3 with an available Wi-Fi hotspot5 to help transform the SUV into a mobile, connected office to participate in meetings and handle projects from the convenience of a parked, comfortable vehicle, which is equipped with leather, heated seats as standard.

The available Audi connect PRIME6 and PLUS7 adds convenience and productivity features including: natural voice recognition and the subscription-based Amazon Alexa.

The myAudi App8 offers drivers insights and management ability of their Q3 from their compatible phone or other connected device, including:

  • Remote vehicle access.
  • Vehicle status, including fuel levels.
  • Locate your Audi.
  • Schedule maintenance.
  • Full A-to-B guidance from a driver’s home or office to the business destination, including on-foot directions outside the vehicle.
  • Set geofence boundaries.

Driver Assistance Technology

Technology on the Q3 isn’t only designed for comfort, convenience, and productivity. It also is designed to add confidence. 

The Q3 is equipped with multiple cameras, radar, and sonar sensors that play integral roles in the available Driver Assistance9 features. These features can help alert drivers and passengers of activity around the vehicle.

Standard and available Driver Assistance features include:

  • Audi pre sense basic and front with pedestrian detection.
  • Audi side assist with rear cross traffic assist and lane departure warning.
  • Audi adaptive cruise control with stop and go.
  • Park steering assist.

In addition, four available wide-angle cameras help create a virtual view of the area surrounding the vehicle.

Delivering High Performance

At its heart, the Audi Q3 is a high-performance vehicle designed to get fleet drivers from A to B in a variety of conditions. 

Available in three trim levels, Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige, the Q3 comes standard with a 45 TFSI (2.0T) engine that delivers 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a standard Quattro all-wheel-drive transmission.

Audi drive select allows drivers to choose from five modes that fit driving style and road conditions, including Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, Offroad10, and an individual setting that allows for personal customization. Each of these modes has its own settings for steering feel and throttle response.

Taken together, the Audi Q3 delivers a technology package that can’t be matched.

For more information go to www.audiusa.com 

Disclaimers

  1. Starting MSRP of $34,700 for 2019 Premium with 45 TFSI (2.0T) with quattro all-wheel drive. Price excludes destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
  2. Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.
  3. MMI Navigation plus depends on signals from the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle's electrical system, and existing wireless and satellite technologies, must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested routes in locating addresses, destination and other points of interest. Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest and other road system changes are beyond the control of Audi of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible, therefore you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested MMI Navigation plus.
  4. Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Not all features available on all operating systems. Message and data usage rates apply. These features require compatible device, operating system, and mobile apps. See mobile device and app providers for terms and privacy. “Apple CarPlay” is a trademark of Apple Inc.
  5. Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. The Wi-Fi hotspot feature is intended for passenger use only. Wifi feature is provided through Connect PLUS. Connect PLUS features and technologies are optional, may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions, and should be used only when it is safe and appropriate. See materials provided by wireless carrier for terms, privacy, data security details. Returning devices connect automatically and use plan data unless hotspot is removed from device settings.
  6. Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Connect PRIME services are optional, may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions, and should be used only when it is safe and appropriate. Trial or paid subscription required. Connect PRIME services require vehicle cellular connectivity and availability of vehicle GPS signal; certain services collect location information, see Terms of Service for information about how to disable. Online services are subject to change at any time. Google Earth features will not be available after December 2020 for Model Year 2018 & prior vehicles. Google Earth is a trademark of Google Inc. See Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other details at https://www.audiusa.com/privacy and https://www.audiusa.com/technology/intelligence/audi-connect/connect- terms.
  7. Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. The Wi-Fi hotspot feature is intended for passenger use only. Wifi feature is provided through Connect PLUS. Connect PLUS features and technologies are optional, may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions, and should be used only when it is safe and appropriate. See materials provided by wireless carrier for terms, privacy, data security details. Returning devices connect automatically and use plan data unless hotspot is removed from device settings.
  8. Standard text and data rates may apply.
  9. Driver Assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.
  10. Always ensure that your vehicle is equipped with appropriate tires and equipment and always adjust your speed and driving style to the road, terrain, traffic, and weather conditions. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.