The prototype you are looking at may not be the most potent version of Audi’s compact crossover, but it’s going to be one of the best options in the class without any doubt. Even though it irresistibly resembles the regular new-gen Q3, the 2020 Audi SQ3 will be essentially better SUV thanks to a bit lowered suspension and more powerful engine.
Let’s get straight: the carmaker will offer the topping RS Q3 for which is reserved the 2.5-liter twin-turbocharged inline-5 with 400 horsepower. Instead, the 2020 Audi RS Q3 will host a less potent 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with the ability to deliver 310 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The unit will be coupled with a seven-speed S Tronic transmission and a Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Top speed should be limited to 155 mph, while a 0-60 mph time has been estimated to be 4.6 seconds, which is amazing.
Aside it’s going to be closer to the ground, the 2020 Audi SQ3 will also use larger wheels. They are paired with red and chunky brakes and performance tires. Up front, camouflaged prototype hosts a larger bumper with air intakes. The rear end looks even more aggressive thanks to a new bumper that features quad-tip exhaust system. The SUV will be supported by the modern MQB platform, which will cut out some weight of course.
Inside, the 2020 SQ3 will probably get some characteristic details like a sporty steering wheel and an all-digital instrument cluster. MMI infotainment screen will definitely be a part of the crossover, though it will probably be larger than usual.
The completely redesigned new-gen Audi Q3 will be introduced late this year, while the performance SQ3 model should make its debut in early 2019. There is nothing on price at the moment, so stay tuned for updates.