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Audi Q3 range

Audi Q3 45 TFSI e, 2020, front
Audi Q3 45 TFSI e and Sportback, 2020, pair
Audi Q3 45 TFSI e, 2020, side
Audi Q3 45 TFSI e, 2020, rear
Audi Q3 45 TFSI e, 2020, interior
Audi Q3 45 TFSI e, 2020, rear seats

AUDI is to add a plug-in hybrid powertrain to its line up of Q3 SUV models as the German car maker goes about expanding its electrified range.

The new Q3 45 TFSI e will be available to order from spring next year in both standard and Sportback body styles and in four trim levels - Technik, S line, Black Edition and Vorsprung.

The Sportback range will start from the S line model upwards.

Both will have an electric only range of up to 31 miles and will be powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine mated to an 85kW electric motor.

Together they develop 245ps giving the car a 0 to 60 acceleration time of 7.3 seconds and a maximum of 130mph.

Prices are still to be announced but Audi says the car can be recharged in three hours 45 minutes from a domestic supply.

Boot space is reduced at 380 litres with a maximum amount of space of 1,375 litres in the Q3 model and 1,250 litres in the Sportback - down from 530 litres minimum and 1,525 and 1,400 maximums in the non-hybrid versions.

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