An updated Audi A3 has been caught out and about testing. Read on for all you need to know about this new premium hatchback.
- New Audi A3 spotted
- Minor styling tweaks
- New front and rear bumpers
- No all-electric version planned yet
- May go on sale later this year
This is your first look at the revised Audi A3 Sportback. It’s under cover for now, however the BMW 1 Series alternative will get some subtle styling tweaks and possibly a revised engine range when it goes on sale later this year.
New Audi A3 design
You’ll be hard pressed to spot the differences between this new Audi A3 and the current car, however there are some subtle changes.
The front grille looks as though it’ll get an update, with a new horizontal bar splitting the massive hexagon in two. It would also appear that the fake bonnet vent of the current car will be dispensed with as well.
There’s not much to report down the sides of the car, however you can bet that some new alloy wheel designs will make an appearance. The rear end is pretty well covered for now, although a revised bumper is likely along with slightly different lights.
New Audi A3 engines
Don’t expect to see an all-electric version of the new Audi A3 just yet, that’s likely to come with the next-generation A3 in a few years time.
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For now, you’ll likely have to make do with a similar range of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines as the current car.
That means a choice of 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines, a 2.0–litre diesel or a 1.4-litre petrol plug-in hybrid. These engines may be tweaked slightly though to make them more efficient.
When will the new Audi A3 go on sale?
You can expect this updated version of the Audi A3 to go on sale by the end of the year, however no details around price have been revealed yet.
You can expect it to fetch a premium over the current car though, somewhere close £30,000 is likely.