• Audi’s first compact SUV, Audi Q3, revealed
  • Audi quattro concept car revolutionizes original after 30 years
  • New line up of Audi A1, A6, A7, A8 L W12 and R8 GT on show

Audi's entry into the compact SUV segment highlights pint-size luxury

Dubai, November 11, 2011 – The 2011 Dubai International Motor Show visitors not only get to see the latest from Audi’s newly launched array – Audi A1, A6, A7, A8 L W12 and R8 GT – they were greeted by a surprise from the brand with the four rings. The new Audi Q3 – Audi’s first SUV in the premium compact segment was revealed at the Motor Show. Now a mere tease to its aspirant drivers, the small, sporty SUV will join the other members of the Q family, the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 in the second quarter of 2012.

Audi A7 Quattro launched earlier this year

The five-door Q3 with its dynamic, coupe-like styling offers genuine SUV traits in terms of seating position, wheel size and ground clearance, and stands out on account of the extremely sporty driving experience it provides. The Q3 combines the design and dynamics of a compact car with the roominess and versatility of an SUV. Every aspect of the Q3 showcases Audi technology – the “ultra” lightweight construction of the body, the drive train, the chassis and the assistance and multimedia systems. The Audi Q3 will be launched with two four-cylinder TFSI power plants that offer a choice of 170 hp and 211 hp – making the Q3 one of the most powerful and fuel-efficient in the category.

Jeff Mannering, Managing Director of Audi Middle East, presented it as the car of the future. “At the 125th anniversary of the car, we are reinventing the car… For our path forward we have defined five priority topics: Audi design, lightweight construction under the name “Audi ultra”, “Audi connect” for the future of networked mobility, “Audi e-tron” for electric mobility, and “Audi balanced mobility”, which stands for our objective of CO2 neutral mobility…”

"The new Audi Q3 is our next step into the future.” - Jeff Mannering, Managing Director

DriveME had earlier brought you highlights of the Audi quattro concept car. http://drivemeonline.com/audi-quattro-concept-and-new-line-up-at-dubai-motor-show/  The concept is a thoroughbred driving machine with 408 hp, a five-cylinder turbocharged engine and  the latest generation of quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Whether or not the successor to the legendary Audi quattro will go into series production has yet to be announced. 

The Audi RS 5 on which the new Quattro concept has been built.

Dubai Motor Show: Audi Q3 and Quattro Concept break new ground was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 by Sudeep Koshy

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