The facelifted Audi RS Q3 has been spied once again undergoing testing ahead of next year’s launch.

The facelifted Audi RS Q3 has been spied once again undergoing testing ahead of next year's launch.

It was only last fall when the RS Q3 went effectively on sale and it seems Audi is preparing a mild cosmetic makeover which will likely be introduced next March at the Geneva Motor Show. Seeing the RS badge on a Q model is still hard to swallow for some people but Audi believes there is a market for a hot crossover with aggressive looks.

The car's main selling point is without any doubt its 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine which will likely be carried over onto the facelift with the same 310 PS (228 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) output. Tipping the scales at 1,730 kg (3,814 lbs), the RS Q3 sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.5 seconds and tops out at 155 mph (250 km/h).

The facelift will bring slightly modified front and rear bumpers together with LED-infused headlights and perhaps tweaked taillight graphics. Some say it could borrow the TT's 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster but this hasn't been confirmed yet.

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