The 5 Latest Audis in The Showroom
See what’s new in stock down at your local Audi dealership…
5. Audi Q3 TFSIe
Earlier this month Audi announced the launch of their first hybridised compact SUV and it comes in the form of their Q3. The Q3 is already a high-selling compact SUV and it was only a matter of time before Audi offered the ability to go electric while moving through slow speed areas. Production has already started and your local dealership will be taking orders from early 2021 so now is the time to launch an enquiry if you want to be ahead of the pack. The Q3 TFSIe will have an electric-only range of 31 miles and a total power output of 245PS, so it can be silent and sustainable when rolling through town but it will be able to hold its own when out on the open roads.
There is currently no price list available and information on specifications is limited too, but more news will likely be coming on this vehicle in the not so distant future…
4. Audi SQ2
Sticking with Audi’s Q range - meet the new SQ2. If the core Q2 model wasn’t quite niched enough for you, then the performance-oriented SQ2 is about as niche as mass-produced cars come these days. That’s no bad thing though, as the SQ2 is essentially unrivalled as a premium B-segment performance SUV. The SQ2 is powered by a 2.0-litre TFSI 4cylinder engine which throws out a healthy 300PS and puts down an earth-turning 400Nm. 0-62 mph takes just 4.9 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 155 mph. The SQ2 went on sale back in November with an OTR price of £38,900 - so it’s certainly not the most affordable compact SUV but those cheaper alternatives will certainly be left in the rearview mirror.
3. Audi S3 Sportback & Saloon
In Autumn we were gifted with two more new models in the Audi lineup in the form of the S3 Saloon and Sportback. The S3 is beyond iconic now amongst hot-hatch fans and the saloon model adds even more flexibility for buyers. As you’d expect, the new S3 is an even higher octane model that the S3 it replaces. Not only is the performance up though, but the onboard technology is also now miles ahead of the competition. All S3 models now come heavily loaded with an ‘armoury of safety equipment’ too, which should help reduce insurance premiums while also keeping you and your most valuable cargo safe when out on the roads. In terms of numbers, the new S3 is now good to launch from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and on to an electronically limited 155 mph. The S3 went on sale back in August priced from £37,900 for the Sportback and £38,465 for Saloon model.
2. Audi E-Tron Sportback
Audi’s fully electric E-Tron looks set to be a game-changer in the electric car market thanks to it’s Tesla rivalling appeal and highly impressive electric capabilities. Audi wasn’t going to settle for having just the one model though, so in August they announced the E-Tron will be available with coupe styling in the form of the E-Tron Sportback. This model will take all the electric underpinnings from the E Tron and offer a more stylish, coupe-like which sacrifices a little practicality to gain a lot in desirability. The car will still achieve the same 241-mile range as the regular E-Tron and it will still be able to launch from 0-62 mph in just 5.7 seconds - so although headroom in the back seats has been compromised, the performance certainly hasn’t.
As you would expect, when you couple this level of technology with Audi’s premium choice of materials and exceptional build quality, you’re not going to be getting a cheap car as such. The E-Tron Sportback went on sale back in August for a cool £79,900 which seems steep, because it is, but it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than the comparable Tesla Model X.
1. Audi SQ7
And last but certainly not least it eh new Audi SQ7. The Q7 has been a top-selling large SUV for over a decade now and Audi look to continue that success with this latest model which went on sale in the Autumn. The SQ7 is, as its name suggests, the performance version of their Range Rover rivalling Q7. They’ve got rid of the diesel options though and the SQ7 comes exclusively with a big, meaty 4.0 litre TFSI V8 engine. The SQ7 doesn’t sacrifice comfort for power though. Every model comes with all-wheel steering to ensure safe lane changing at high speed as well as air suspension, which can be softened for more lethargic cruising, or sharpened for more aggressive driving. Director of Audi UK, Andrew Doyle, stated: “By equipping the SQ7 with a new TFSI unit which enables them to break through the 500PS barrier for the first time and deliver even more stirring performance we are ensuring that they remain firmly rooted among the front runners in the pack.”
The SQ7 was available to order as of late July and prices started from £78,000. Not bad at all for what is almost a Range Rover Sport SVR rival - which starts in excess of £100,000