2017 Audi Q3 update introduces S line package

September 16, 2016

Audi has revealed the facelift Q3 small SUV, giving it a revised look while adding sporty S line trimmings packages and and unique interior highlights.

2017 Audi Q3 S line

Borrowing from Audi’s latest design language, the Q3 adopts a sharper and more modern look otherwise seen on the latest Q7 and the upcoming Q2 SUVs. There’s a new front grille flanked by more defined edges and some new headlights.

The biggest change to the exterior though is the introduction of the S line trim package. As pictured, this brings a host of darkened highlights for the exterior, including a dark grille, wheel arch extensions and side sills, and a sporty front lower spoiler.

Helping with handling the S line package is available with sports suspension, while buyers will also have the option of the S line competition package which adds 19-inch alloy wheels, Audi’s drive select handling system, and a spruced up interior.

Passengers of the S line competition receive sports seats in black leather and fabric, with option Alcantara and Nappa leather, along with S line door sill plates, stainless steel footrest for the driver, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Most of the controls are in aluminium look as well.

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No changes have been mentioned in regards to the powertrain lineup as yet, but Audi says the S line competition will be available for all variants. Production will start during the third quarter of this year, with Aussie details yet to be confirmed.

The current-gen Q3 has been on sale since 2011 in essentially the same form. An all-new model isn’t expected until at least 2018, according to a product timeline leak.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.