Designed to battle the BMW X1, the Audi Q3 is a rebadged Volkswagen Tiguan that measures 4.39 meters (14.4 ft) long, 1.83 meters (6.0 ft) wide, and 1.60 meters (5.25 ft) tall.

Audi's quest to move down market is kicking into high gear as the company has just unveiled the Q3 at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Designed to battle the BMW X1, the crossover is a rebadged Volkswagen Tiguan that measures 4.39 meters (14.4 ft) long, 1.83 meters (6.0 ft) wide, and 1.60 meters (5.25 ft) tall.

While the exterior design is yawn inducing, the cabin is slightly more interesting as it features high quality materials and optional extras such as leather seats, a panoramic glass roof, and a 14-speaker Bose audio system. In terms of practicality, the boot can hold up to 1,365 liters (48.2 cu ft) of luggage with the rear seats folded down.

Under the hood, four engines will be available. The 2.0-liter TSFI produces 168 hp (125 kW / 170 PS) and 208 hp (155 kW / 211 PS), while the 2.0-liter TDI develops 138 hp (103 kW / 140 PS) and 174 hp (130 kW / 177 PS).

German pricing starts at €29,900 and sales are slated to begin in June.

Check out the press release for additional information

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