Next generation Audi A3 shows off new design in Argentina

2013 Audi A3 Exterior Spyshots
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After being previewed by the A3 Concept version at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Audi A3 is preparing to enter its third generation sometime in the middle of 2012. With this generation, Audi is overhauling the A3’s design and our spy photographers have captured the new and improved model testing somewhere in Argentina. When the Audi A3 does hit the market, it will be offered in both hatchback and sedan versions. The sedan will mostly be offered in the US market where Audi hopes to boost the A3 sales with the new version.

The new A3 will be built on Volkswagen’s new MQB platform and will be offered with a choice of six different engine options, all of them delivering up to a 20% improvement in fuel consumption. There are even rumors of hybrid and electric versions, but, if true, those won’t see the light of day for a couple of years.

When discussing the next A3, Audi’s design boss, Stefan Sielaff said: "Three-door cars will be more compact and sharper in design, while the four-door will have different dimensions and detailing around the car – it’ll be a sporty, peppy design with a sexy back end!"

With that said, expect to see a design inspired by the A3 Concept, but from the looks of these spy shots, nowhere near the extravagance of it.


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  (595) posted on 08.10.2011

I do like the design of the car which is inspired by A3 since A3 is one of the most anticipated cars of Audi. This new generation will have a MQB platform which is a reliable one. I wonder what will be the final engine since Audi is still choosing between their six available engines.

  (580) posted on 08.10.2011

This article is kind of funny! Hell, the platform of the car is quite similar to the cheap Honda Civic. I wonder on what’s the speed performance of the car.

  (412) posted on 08.10.2011

Well, I don’t know about their plan but I think the platform of this vehicle is kind of different from their other model. I hate the design on its front.

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