2019 Audi SQ3 features a more aggressive front fascia with bigger air intake and changes to the lower portion of grille
Audi unveiled the latest iteration of its Q3 SUV with bigger proportions, more powerful engine, new athletic stance and more advanced technology late last month. Intriguingly, a set of patent filing has emerged on the internet showcasing the shape of the same small crossover.
European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has said that the patent filing with registration date has been filed on July 10 and it will remain valid until 2023. When looking at the patent images closely, it does reveal a certain bit of information while not being rather contradictive.
The images show a new styling compared to the recently revealed Q3, which is expected to be launched in India sometime next year. What we can garner are changes on the front fascia with a bigger air intake on the front bumper and the lower portion of the now-sharper grille having considerable updates as well.
The design differences do coincide with the spy pictures of the SQ3 test mules spied in recent months with the front end being almost identical. The performance-based Audi SQ3 version could greet international customers next year and the patent filing is the first glimpse of what is really on the cards.
Over to the sides, the upcoming SQ3 has five-spoke alloy wheels that can also be seen in other models while the front brakes appear quite bigger than usual. The production SQ3 could get quad exhaust pipes as in the latest SQ5 with sporty touches on the rear end.
Audi will also bring a RS Q3 with a signature oval shaped exhaust tips and it will adorn a sportier body kit to differentiate its from the rest of the range. As for the powertrain, it could use an updated version of Volkswagen’s turbocharged 2.0-litre engine producing close to 340 horsepower with Quattro AWD while the RS could kick out as much as 400 hp.