Though it landed on our shores a scant six months ago, Audi showed off a freshly revamped version of the Q3 at the Detroit Auto Show this week. However, Audi executives do not intend to update all vehicles every six months from now on. The Q3 has been in production in Europe since 2011, so this is actually its mid-cycle refresh.
The exterior bears the hallmarks of the new Audi design language: angles, angles and more angles. In fact, the new Q7 that everyone has been raving about in Detroit is basically a beefier version of the Q3.
From the front, the Q3 has the massive air intakes and flattened headlights that dominate the A3 sedan released in 2014. The rear suggests just a hint of the Porsche Macan, since the two are related, after all. On the inside, we believe the A3’s pop-up display screen is present, but the 12.3-inch digital instrument panel of the Q7 and 2016 TT is absent.
No word on release date yet, or whether the interior will be upgraded, but expect a fall arrival later in the year.