Audi will launch the new Q3 as a competitor of the soft-roaders such as the Land Rover Freelander and Toyota RAV4. It will be powered by transverse engines and will feature a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.
The new Q3 will come with a range of new petrol units using VW’s TSI system, employing a supercharger and turbocharger. There are rumors that where will be a powerful version, the red-hot "S", with an output of 280 hp.
The Q3 will go on sale starting 2009.