FRANKFURT -- Audi has made its Q3 bigger and added more tech and connectivity equipment for the compact SUV's second-generation.
The new Q3 switches to parent Volkswagen Group's flexible MQB architecture from an older platform.
The Q3 is Audi's third best-selling model globally after the Q5 SUV and A4 sedan, accounting for just over a tenth of the automaker's overall volume. Last year Q3 sales fell 11 percent to 207,774 units.
The SUV has grown by 97 mm (3.8 inches) to distance itself from its Q2 smaller sibling. Its wheelbase has been stretched by 78 mm (3.1 inches), expanding knee room, headroom and elbow room. The vehicle is also slightly wider and minimally flatter than the first-generation.