Audi Q3: Going Places

by Pearlyn Quan

The Audi Q3 is always adventure-ready to take your busy life on the road, with intelligent connected services, a great driving experience and lots of boot space.

Audi’s second-generation premium compact SUV, the Audi Q3, combines the athleticism and road presence of an SUV with the versatility of five standard drive modes, making it ready for any spontaneous adventure life has to offer.

Sporty Practicality for Life on the Go

Sleek with an angular designed edge, the Q3 features a low roofline, windows flanked by aero trims, and a sporty front grille and back bumper with trapezoidal air inlets – you’re not going to miss this baby on the road. In terms of personalisation, you’ll get to configure your Q3 across a palette of up to nine colours, including the new Chronos Grey and Pulse Orange paint.

The inside of the Audi Q3 is spacious and highly variable, configurable to all the demands of your busy urban lifestyle, as well as those of your little loved ones – be they children or furry creatures. The adjustable rear seat bench can accommodate up to three people, while the luggage compartment at the back can be arranged to hold between 530 to 1,525 litres. The electrically operated boot lid, activated by foot motion, is also a godsend for when you are laden down with armloads of shopping or gym equipment.

A Seamless Driver Experience at the Helm

Then there is the Audi virtual cockpit – a brilliant user experience tailored for the driver. The design philosophy is focused on seamlessness and intuition, and works to keep your attention where it belongs – on the road. Fiddly switches and buttons are eschewed in favour of two elegant MMI touchscreens with configurable menus and dynamic views, quick input handwriting functionality, and acoustic feedback for confirmation – all ergonomically tilted 10 degrees toward the driver.

The intelligent technologies in the Audi Q3 provide a relaxed drive: Whether changing lanes or stuck in stop-and-go traffic – the Audi Q3 assists you in any road situation. Parking is also a breeze with the ultra-modern 360-degree camera assistances.

Round-the-Clock Smart Car Safety and Intelligence

Together with MMI navigation plus, the suite of Audi connect online services are made available on board at LTE Advanced speed. This means you are able to pre-plan your itinerary and send it to your car using MyAudi app on your mobile phone before even getting into your car – no more fiddling about trying to set up a new GPS route in a basement carpark with little connectivity.

Your routes will also always be updated with live traffic information, so you’re sure to avoid any jams or roadworks along the way. It will also receive information about the nearest car parks and available parking spaces, and even petrol stations and fuel prices along the way whenever you’re running low.

Google search functionality via Audi connect also means you’re able to find what you’re looking for without ever needing any other device. For example, while cruising about for a suitable lunch spot or meeting point, you can perform a quick search for “restaurant”, or even more specifically “laksa”, and be presented with a list of Google results showing location, opening hours, and even reviews.


This feature is produced in collaboration with  Audi. Images by Anton Lim, artwork by Curatedition. All rights reserved.



Key dimensions and specifications:

  • 1.4 TFSI S tronic engine for fuel efficiency consumption and a responsive drive
  • Audi drive select with five profiles (including offroad) as standard
  • Standard contrasting paint finish in Manhattan Grey and gloss package, nine paint colors
  • 4.50 meters long (14.8 ft), wheelbase of 2.68 meters (8.8 ft), 1.84 meters wide (6.0 ft), 1.56 meters (5.1 ft)

Key specifications:

  • Audi virtual cockpit is standard, with 12.3-inch screen diagonal and MMI touch display in 10.1-inch format
  • Assistance systems include Audi parking aid plus with 360 degree cameras, cruise control, lane departure warnings, pre-sense front
New Intelligence

Key specifications:

  • MMI navigation plus Audi connect with LTE Advanced and Wi-Fi hotspot, fuel prices, parking space, real-time traffic and weather information
  • Google Point-of-Interest Search (POI) with details/opening hours


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