Audi Drops One Last Q3 Teaser Before Wednesday’s Reveal

Audi was among the first to enter the market for subcompact luxury crossovers when it launched the Q3 back in 2011. But seven years later, it’s still producing that same one to compete with rivals that are – with few exceptions – all fresher models.

Fortunately Ingolstadt has an all-new Q3 in the works, and it’s set to lift the veil off the finished product on Wednesday. But before it does, Audi has released this short teaser video to give us a glimpse at what’s in store.

Now this is hardly the first look we’ve had at the forthcoming new model. Some of the pre-production prototypes we’ve seen undergoing testing have been almost completely bereft of camouflage. But they’ve still hidden some of the details revealed in this teaser clip – like the aggressive and suitably modern headlights that have been making their way across the Four-Ringed lineup.

Add to the fresh styling all the technological improvements that automakers like Audi have developed over the course of the past seven years and the new Q3 will undoubtedly be a far more competitive player in the increasingly vital market for luxury subcompacts. And it couldn’t arrive a moment too soon to take on its fresher rivals.

The BMW X1, Mercedes GLA, Volvo XC40, Jaguar E-Pace, Cadillac XT4, Lexus UX, and Infiniti QX30 were all introduced (in their latest iterations) more recently than the long-serving, first-generation Audi Q3 that will finally be put to pasture after it’s relieved by the second-generation model’s debut in full in just two days from now.

  • Will_95LV

    Audi sure does now how to make some dope ass headlights

    • Bash

      Pretty much thats all what they know imo. Because i don’t really like many of their cars design elements and language tbh.

      • D3X

        Yep, like the massive matte grey grille that doesn’t seem to compliment the lights.

      • Paul

        Agreed. It’s a take it or leave it kind of thing for me. I don’t despise them but they don’t get my adrenaline going either.

    • D3X

      Sure, but seems like other brands have caught up these days. They need to make visually interesting design elsewhere if they want to be less boring.

  • drc

    Teaser commercials have run their course. No one cares about them any more.

    • Doodz

      So true! And ‘subcompact’ will never be ‘luxury’, but nice try.

      • driv3r

        The Q3 is compact, not sub-compact.

  • erly5

    It’s so exciting, I just can’t imagine what it’s going to look like!


    baby Q8?

  • designer_dick

    Looks like a baby Q8, but without the Q8’s rather huge, cheap looking grey plastic grille surround. Definitely more interesting than tediously referencing every detail of its predecessor.

  • Elmediterraneo

    Audi since June 2017 :
    A7 Sportback

    • Wojtek Warias

      Great, thanks.

  • Matthew Boyd

    Looking forward to not only the exterior but the interior of the Q3.

  • xsnake


  • willhaven

    I don’t even know why Audi camouflages their cars anymore. Everyone knows exactly what it’s going to look like lol

    • botornot387

      the same can be said for BMW, Mercedes, and most of the luxury brands except for Lexus. Though even they are coming to the point of carbon copying. In the luxury game its about evolution, as opposed to the mainstream market.

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