You're right - its also a PIO (Port Installed Option) now too ...
Only for 2016 and later models, correct?Seems there is now a proper OEM hitch available in the US. Anyone have one yet? Seems expensive but looks better than the 3rd party ones I've seen.
Yes maybe that's correct. On US Audi site, it states that all Q3's from 2015 and towards have towbar preparation, so maybe that's why it says that it's available for that models. Don't know if it's swiveleld or not, on photo doesn't seem to be swivellledDon't know why it wouldn't fit any year - there may be local or national (e.g. US- DOT) reg/law that gets in the way though ...
it is a 1 1/4" receiver. The connector for the controller is on the passenger side inside the trunk area behind the panel and the bracket to hold the controller is already their also. Pollak make a plug you can use with the factory harness if you already mounted a hitch and just want to add the controller and wiring for trailer lights etc.
Can you link to pictures of how it looks? My searches have come up emptyI believe it's the same hitch that Uhaul sells for 20% of the price. It's also a 1.25" receiver, not a 2" receiver.
I have been thinking about adding the Reese hitch to my Q3, it's a 2" receiver, and I think it looks better. But, that is also my opinion.
I have installed it b the genuine one. Check post #99 you will find pictures and more info. Have retrofitted everythingHas anyone installed the the OEM hitch? I can't find any images of how it looks, other than the tiny one on audi's website.
Also, does anyone know the complexity of the installation. I just want a hitch for a bike rack and don't care about an electrical connection. Thanks