Recently, we learned from the Tianjin Environmental Protection Bureau that FAW-Volkswagen will put into production Audi’s new Q3 coupe SUV code-named X78 at its Tianjin plant. From the perspective of overall production capacity planning, the annual production capacity of the five models produced by FAW-Volkswagen Tianjin Plant is 50,000, 50,000, 95,000, 40,000, 65,000.
The declaration information mentioned that the body size of the two models is similar. Due to the positioning of the coupe SUV, the height of the X78 is about 40mm lower than that of the new Q3. According to the progress of the project, it is expected that the Q3 coupe version will be rolled off the production line in the second half of 2020, and will compete with luxury compact sports SUVs such as Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X2 after it goes on the market. In terms of price, the new car is expected to be comparable to the Q3, with a starting price of around 270,000 yuan.
Audi Q3 coupe drawing by foreign media
From the road test spy photos exposed by foreign media before, we can clearly see that the Audi Q3 coupe is more aggressive than the normal version, such as the blackened octagonal air intake grille and the air intakes on both sides of the front bumper. mouth. The coupe style on the side of the body is obvious, and the slip-back shape slowly slides from the B-pillar to the C-pillar with an obvious inclination. In addition, the rim is also more sporty, and the height of the body has been reduced compared with the regular version.
In terms of product parameters, the Q3 coupe version built on the same MQB A1 platform as the Audi Q3 is expected to have a wheelbase of 2680mm, ahead of the 2670mm of the BMW X2, but lower than the 2789mm of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and the body height is reduced by 40mm to 1544mm. The new car will continue the 1.4T and 2.0T (high/low power) engines equipped on the Q3, which are comparable in power parameters to the competing Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X2.