Most vehicles are like people. As they age they tend to get a little bigger, a little wiser and a little bit more practical. All of those attributes apply to the second-generation Audi Q3 subcompact SUV, which gets a needed full redesign for 2019 that did a good job of rectifying many of its predecessor’s issues.
Though this new Q3 has been on sale in Europe for quite some time, the model is making its North American debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The first thing you’ll notice is the striking new styling with a new grille that features vertical slats — a la the Audi Q8. If this is the new styling direction for Audi’s SUVs, I am here for it. The Q3’s profile still has that soft, Audi signature symmetry to it, so some angular dynamism in front is welcome.