Detroit motor show 2012: Audi Q3 Vail concept
Audi has had the wraps off its Audi Q3 Sports utility vehicle Vail concept in the Detroit motor show. Made with a skiing theme, the Q3 Vail is 40mm wider and 30mm higer compared to production Q3 model featuring flared arches, roof bars with integrated wide-angled Brought lights, and 20-inch alloys clad in off-road tyres.
Powering the AWD Audi Q3 Vail concept may be the firm’s familiar 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbocharged gas engine, that is driven using a seven-speed S tronic transmission. The Vail produces 310bhp and 295lb foot of torque, which Audi claims will propel the Sports utility vehicle from -62mph in five.5sec, with top speed achieved at 163mph.
Further information on the Audi Q3 Vail concept (the that is inspired with a Colorado mountain resort) incorporate a diffuser-integrated exhaust system, ‘Energy Red’ paintwork along with a single-frame aluminium grille.
Inside, induction chargeable lights, induction warmed drinks flasks and heated cushions be standard. Also incorporated are black, ribbed floor mats, special leather upholstery – thin strips of leather are intertwined with yarn – along with a Nappa leather instrument panel, with aluminium inlays.
Finishing the Q3s skiing theme is really a charging station within the boot in addition to a heated load floor pad, ‘which supplies a warm place to take a seat on when wearing or removing your ski boots,’ based on Audi.
The Vail concept continues to be launched to whet hunger of yankee buyers in front of the launch from the Q3 later this season. The compact SUV’s US launch is crucial for Audi, which must increase sales from 2011’s 117,500 to 150,000 within the next 3 years. Audi Chief executive officer, Rupert Stadler told Bloomberg News lately “The following pillar from the market we have to overcome may be the U . s . States. We have seen possibilities within the Sports utility vehicle and sedan segments.”