After making luxury admirers’ day through a number of incredible, top-notch luxury vehicles, Audi has now designed the brand new Q3 Vail for the winter sports-loving crowd. Carved using supreme elements and high quality components, the ski-themed luxury compact SUV derived its name from the Colorado Ski Resort – which falls at the west of Denver, the world’s one of most popular places for its slopes and lifestyle. The gorgeously designed Q3 Vail takes the standard Audi Q3 and features new special constituents for riders who enjoy driving or traveling in the snowy season.
Infused with performance-oriented attributes, the ski-themed Q3 Vail lends support to an efficient turbocharged 2.5 liter five cylinder engine. Combined with a Quattro all wheel drive system and a seven speed S tronic transmission, the integrated engine pulls off well in delivering 400 Nm (295lb-ft) of torque. By taking advantage of the stated assimilation, the machine can seamlessly enable the crossover to speed up from 0-100 km/h in about 5.5 seconds, before touching the top speed of 262 km/h (163 mph).
The exterior & interior
An ideal luxurious treat to skiers, the new Q3 Vail sports glossy Energy Red paint with striking golden pearlescent particles. Standing distinguished for a luxurious, fun style, the vehicle reveal aluminum accents and gray finishes whereas the standard roof rails embed LED lights. The interior, on the other hand, receives black, gray and red with red as the accent color and gray and black as the interior’s base. Innovative leather cloth weave has also been utilized for the seats that ensure utmost comfort whilst instrument panel and fine Nappa leather door trim enhance the overall appeal. Signifying credibility and Audi’s commitment to unique craftsmanship, the car further gets complete with large wheels and bright edges.
Zoomed on sports enthusiasts, the Q3 Vail enhances the journey through a new charging station in the trunk’s sidewall and attractive flashlights – which can be utilized during the dark. There is a distinctive cup holder between the front seats as well. The themed vehicle also features the new stainless steel mesh trim, a trunk mat with integrated heated cushions, a dual exhaust system, and 20-inch alloys to highlight the theme.
Although there are certain significant facets that have been thoroughly revamped for a fresher appeal, the vehicle however grabs attention the most for its flared wheel arches and sills in gloss black. Users may even appreciate the machine’s refurbished front and rear aprons. The specially developed Energy Red color prances as another refreshing aspect for the model.
Price and availability
The new Audi Ski-Theme Q3 Vail’s production is anticipated to begin in 2013 as a 2014 model-year vehicle. The pricing details are yet to be divulged.
More than mere ski-themed luxury compact SUV for winter sports-loving crowd, the machine emerges to be highly promising and may transmogrify several people’s idea of owning a sports yet luxury focused car. The vehicle certainly catches attention for acquiring a number of high profile enhancements and new features. However, as far as the model’s response from the audience is concerned, let's just wait and watch.