The 2019 Q3 now comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive.
 - Photo by Kelly Bracken.

The 2019 Q3 now comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive.

Photo by Kelly Bracken.

When selecting an award vehicle to offer to your top sales performers and key managers, one option is the all-new 2019 Audi Q3 compact SUV. It offers an excellent way of recognizing your top performers for a job well done, while continuing to keep him or her highly productive. While on the road, the Q3 offers a premium package that is loaded with productivity tools, connectivity enhancements, and vehicle safety technology.

Standard All-Drive

The 2019 Q3 now comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive, which will especially resonate with employees located in snow belt areas. The quattro system provides dynamic handling through active torque distribution to both axles. The electronic wheel-selective torque control can add additional traction across each axle through an individual wheel braking application.

In addition, the Audi Q3 features an all-new standard 2.0L TFSI engine. This robust four-cylinder powertrain can generate 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, an increase of 28 additional horsepower and 51 lb.-ft. of additional torque over the previous generation model. The engine is mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.

A Mobile Productivity Tool

The cockpit is very driver-centric with interior controls angled toward the driver.
 - Photo by Kelly Bracken.

The cockpit is very driver-centric with interior controls angled toward the driver.

Photo by Kelly Bracken.

The Audi Q3 is loaded with technology for on-the-go top performers, who value in-cabin functionality, productivity, and connectivity in their company vehicle while on the road. In addition, fleet managers can equip the Q3 with an available Wi-Fi hotspot that can transform the compact SUV into a mobile, connected office to participate in meetings and handle projects from the convenience of a parked vehicle.

The cockpit is very driver-centric with interior controls angled toward the driver. Rear seat passengers can also enjoy improved second row comfort, with a standard 40/20/40 split folding, sliding, and reclining seatback offering more overall room than the outgoing model, as well as two standard USB-A charging ports. The rear cargo area is not only larger, it’s also more flexible. An adjustable load floor can be set at two different heights, allowing the driver to choose between larger under floor storage or more vertical space in the cargo area.

Safety Technology Galore

The Q3 offers a full suite of standard and available driver assistance features. The Q3 is equipped with multiple cameras, radar, and sonar sensors to enable the standard and available driver assistance features, which  include:

  • Standard Audi pre sense basic intervenes in the case of a collision by preparing the vehicle for impact by closing the side windows and sunroof, and pretensioning the front safety belts.
  • Side assist with rear cross traffic assist and lane departure warning
  • 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.

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Mike Antich
Mike Antich

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Mike Antich has covered fleet management and remarketing for more than 20 years and was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Mike Antich has covered fleet management and remarketing for more than 20 years and was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

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