The compact crossover segment is heating up.
The small luxury crossover market will continue to grow in the US with Audi announcing plans to offer the 2015 Q3 in the fall. It will first enjoy a public reveal at the Detroit Motor Show next week, before setting its sights on the likes of the BMW X1, upcoming Mercedes GLA and Range Rover Evoque. Audi hasn't released the full skinny on the entry-level crossover, although we know it will pack a 2.0-liter TFSI turbo-four rated at 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.
Power will be sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic, while Audi's Quattro AWD system will come as an option. It's unclear whether the new front fascia design is exclusive to the US-spec Q3 or if it will be rolled out across all markets. Audi has confirmed, however, that it will come with LED-infused xenon headlights, a panoramic moonroof and 18-inch alloys. Inside, the 2015 Q3 sports 12-way power and heated front seats, leather upholstery, LED interior lighting and metallic trim. Options include a BOSE sound system, Audi drive select system, MMI sat-nav with seven-inch display, electronic tailgate, and a driver assist package.