The Audi Q3, now in its third and last generation with combustion engines, has been spotted conducting testing on German streets. Our surprise was that, in addition to the final lighting, the small crossover appeared to already have all of the production body panels in place. The BMW X1 competitor has split headlights that follow design trends. The upper strip houses the DRLs and turn signals, while the rectangular notch in the bumper houses the low and high beams.
Similarly, the Audi Q3 from 2025 looks to have a light bar connecting the taillights, with a strip that is positioned above the license plate and is around the same length. We discover more details about the prototype as we examine it more closely. For instance, a charging port on the driver’s side front fender indicates the test car had a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
I might be dealing with a lower trim level because the exhaust tip is tucked away behind the bumper. Due to the addition of extra plastic to the space separating the grille from the lower air intake, Audi’s corporate Singleframe grille is now slightly narrower. Overall, it appears that the Q3 will take styling ideas from Ingolstadt’s electric vehicles, notably the Q4 E-Tron.