Audi confirms officially the SUV Q3 for 2011

Posted on Friday, 24 April 2009 , 09:04:01 byEmil

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Audi confirms officially the SUV Q3 for 2011

The VW Group loves getting the most of every single platform, so it isn't a surprise Audi confirmed plans of production for its Q3 small SUV unit. Making the most from this compact platform, Audi Q3 will become to A3 what Tiguan is for the Golf model. Q3 will be in fact made at the Volkswagen Group’s Martorell, in Spain, factory where other platform sharer's being built already, the fabulous Seat Leon.

Just like the rest of the SUV lineup from Audi, you should expect this 1 to carry on the all-wheel quattro drive system with sporty handling abilities. No engine details have been announced yet, but it will include likely the turbocharged 2.0-liter one that tops now the Tiguan area. 'Following in-depth consideration of all relevant factors and an extensive international comparison of various sites, we selected Martorell' said Rupert Stadler, the Chairman of the Board - Management - AUDI AG. 'We are counting on this Spanish site’s efficiency, the excellent quality of the Production department, and its highly trained staff. We will use the Group’s synergies to sharpen our competitive edge and help protect around 1,200 jobs. The decision furthermore safeguards workplaces at other Audi locations'. 'We will systematically explore our options in the context of the current market crisis. Audi is in a good position. There is currently no urgent need to select additional sites'.

No sales plans announced, but out of every A3 lineup variations (including RS3 and S3), this Q3 wonder is likely made for all the U.S. SUV-loving. Frank Dreves - Audi Board Member for Production said 'Starting in 2011, the Audi Q3 will be produced to Audi quality standards at the Martorell factory. This gives us additional flexibility regarding future decisions about products. We will begin preparing at once'.