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 |  Mar 09 2014, 3:01 PM


With the launch of the latest generation A3 Audi made it clear that only the sedan version would be headed to North America. Now it turns out that might not be entirely true.

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 |  Mar 01 2013, 8:02 AM

Audi has released a preview for one of its 2013 Geneva Motor Show debuts, the A3 Sportback g-tron.

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 |  Sep 19 2012, 9:25 PM

After months of chasing spy photos and sneak peeks of the Audi A3 Sportback, we now have an official look at the five-door model ahead of its official 2012 Paris Motor Show unveiling.

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 |  May 21 2012, 9:28 AM

Audi revealed its 2013 A3 three-door hatchback at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, but since then has been a little bit quiet with its five-door variant dubbed the ‘Sportback’.

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 |  Oct 21 2011, 10:00 AM


Audi‘s growth plan will hinge significantly on the success of its upcoming all-new A3 model. Teased with the A3 Sedan Concept at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year, the 4-door was an obvious sign that Audi wants to push the car hard in the North American marketplace. And why not, with the proposed concept almost identical in size to the current A4. Plus, with the concept car’s 408-hp engine and beautiful styling it certainly won over the younger enthusiast base – including most every blog on the internet.

According to Audi chief designer Stefan Sielaff, along with the sedan, the German automaker is looking to introduce three additional models in the A3 range. Essentially a down-sized version of the A4/A5 range, there will be an A3 hatchback (a must for Europe), as well as both a convertible and sportback model.

Using different versions of the same MQB modular architecture, the longer 103.5-inch wheelbase will be used for the sportback and sedan, while a shorter 102-inch wheelbase platform will be used for the convertible and hatch. Audi has no indicated if it will build a coupe model for the A3 family, although S and RS models are likely.

GALLERY: Audi A3 Sedan Concept

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[Source: AMUS]