Audi’s turbocharged Q3 manoeuvres out of the Q5’s shadow at last

For those who want a premium badge and reduced running costs, the German carmaker’s hybrid five-seater SUV should fit the bill

Audi’s TFSI e Q3 is considerably more powerful than its regular petrol and diesel siblings

The Audi Q3 is a mid-sized, five-seater SUV available as the regular model pictured here, but also as a ‘Sportback’ with a sleeker design and more sloping rear window.

This second-generation Q3 was launched in 2018, so there’s nothing new to report there, but Audi introduced plug-in hybrid power to this model last year and, due to supply constraints, it’s only slowly filtering through to the Irish line-up in 2022.

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