Prototypes of the Audi Q3 and RS Q3 facelift have been spied while undergoing testing ahead of next year's launch.

Prototypes of the Audi Q3 and RS Q3 facelift have been spied while undergoing testing ahead of next year's launch.

The less camouflaged prototype is the standard Q3 but it might have a more potent engine taking into the new dual exhaust setup. It will also come with new graphics for the headlights and taillights together with slightly altered bumpers. Looking at the side profile we also notice some camouflage probably hiding some very subtle tweaks and there will be some changes inside the cabin since the prototype had a black cover on the dashboard hiding the updates.

As for the RS Q3 facelift, the prototype was wearing a more substantial camouflage but will likely come with just about the same revisions as the standard model, both inside and out. It's highly improbable we will see changes under the hood so the high-performance crossover will continue with a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine packing 310 PS (228 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft). It will grant the vehicle with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 5.5 seconds and a 155 mph (250 km/h) top speed.

Both models should debut in the first half of 2015, possibly at the Geneva Motor Show set for March. 

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