23 April 2009 - 12:00
Audi’s shorter Q
Is Audi's photocopier set to 80 per cent? Just as from the Q7 did come the Q5, so from the Q5 comes... the Q3, a dinky Audi crossover set to arrive in 2011.
OK, it won't look quite like the car in the photos. That's Audi's ‘Cross Coupe Quattro' concept from 2007, which previewed the styling of an upcoming mini-SUV. And now Audi has confirmed that production of the Q3 will begin in 2011 at the Seat factory in Martorell, Spain.
Smooth off a few of the concept's surfaces, cut down the wheels by a couple of sizes and ditch the glitzy white interior, and you should be pretty close to the production Q3.
Audi describes the Q3 as ‘a coupe-like five-door SUV... which will stand out thanks to a supremely sporting driving experience'.
So, assuming it looks at least vaguely like the concept, are you excited about the upcoming Q3? A decent-looking premium crossover, or a niche too far?
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I've always liked Audis, especially the styling of them. Very suave and classy, understated and yet attention-grabbing, which is a fairly difficult thing to achieve. This car, however, looks like a combination of a Volvo wagon and the ridiculous Chrysler Crossover. Please, please, please, Audi - stick to your R8s and 4-door sedans!!
Audis are always making newer and mostly better cars, (talking about the new V10 R8) but this? I'm not really sure about this one but you'll have to wait and see! Hopefully this should be another of their good cars...