2015 Audi Q3 Priced Above BMW X1
Audi announced that its all-new compact crossover will start at $33,425 when it arrives in dealerships this fall. The 2015 Audi Q3 will be the baby crossover of the Audi family, featuring a 200-horsepower TFSI engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard amenities include dual-zone automatic climate control, heated 12-way power front leather surface seats, Xenon headlights, LED DRLs, and keyless start/stop. An optional Sport package includes sport seats, shift paddles, and Audi drive select that adjusts shift points and throttle mapping with the push of a button. The Q3's biggest competitor is perhaps the BMW X1, which starts at $31,850 and features a bit more power with 240 horses. However, it has fewer standard features than the Q3, including no dual-zone climate control or power front seats. All Q3 models come with 48.2 cubic feet of cargo space and 06/40 split folding rear seats. Audi Q3 buyers can upgrade to all-wheel drive for $35,525 on the base Premium Plus model. Top-of-the-line Prestige models, which include MMI Navigation Plus and a 14-speaker Bose Surround Sound system, go for $37,325 for two-wheel drive, or $39,425 for all-wheel drive. All prices listed above include a standard destination fee. Check out the gallery below for more pictures of the 2015 Audi Q3. Source: Audi
Lexus is not looking to follow in the footsteps of Mercedes-Benz or Audi.