The next generation of the Audi Q3 has been photographed during testing, offering a sneak peek at the upcoming compact SUV. The spy photos reveal a redesigned exterior with divided optical groups, featuring daytime running lights positioned above and primary headlights flanking a substantial grille below. The rear lights adopt a horizontal layout connected by a concealed light strip, in line with Audi’s evolving design philosophy.
Mechanically, the 2025 Q3 will prioritize electrification, offering various electrified engine options, including 48-volt mild hybrid (MHEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The prototype captured in the spy photos is a plug-in hybrid, as indicated by the charging socket on the left front wing. Front-wheel drive will be the prominent drivetrain option, with Quattro all-wheel-drive versions also available.
The new Q3 is expected to feature a slightly smaller Singleframe grille with more plastic around it, taking design cues from Audi’s electric vehicles. The exhaust tip appears to be tucked beneath the bumper, suggesting a possible lower trim level. Additionally, the upcoming Q3 is anticipated to transition to the MQB Evo platform.
As for its availability in India, it remains uncertain whether the next generation of the Q3 will be introduced to the Indian market. The previous iterations of the Q3 initially gained popularity but struggled to sustain high sales numbers in subsequent model years.
Source: Ronit Agarwal (author)