New Audi A3 Sportback 2019: first message

The fourth generation ofAudi A3 will be unveiled in the fall of 2019 and sold by the end of the year. The one that introduced the segment of premium compact sedans in 1996 will return from four bodies to the previous 1-2 models in a simpler range. In fact, you have to forget the version with three doors and the convertible.

A reduced range

The current Audi A3, which was launched in 2012 and redesigned in 2016, features four silhouettes (sedans with 3, 4 and 5 doors and convertible).

Only the five-door silhouette remains: Audi A3 Sportback and four-door: Audi A3 sedan. Arbitration is explained on the one hand by the costs of "Dieselgate" and on the other by profitability. The Audi A3 three-door car like the Audi A3 Cabriolet seduces only a European audience. In the United States, they are both too small and in China they are not suitable for family use.

Conservative style

The style of new Audi A3 will be more elaborate than the current one, which was launched in 2012 and redesigned in 2016. But not too much … In fact, the compact sedan from Audi in sportsmanship (who said the cartoon?) Will not pay so much little sister, the new Audi A1 Sportback.

Rear view yellow Audi A1 Sportback 2018 in sutdio on white background
Audi A1 Sportback 2018
Audi A1 Sportback 2018

In contrast to the latest achievements of the brand, which have a high horizontal line above the wheel arches and another lower ridge, the doors also feature the flanks of the brand new Audi A3 Sportback a continuous line is maintained from the headlamps to the traffic light.

You will understand that classicism remains. Should one focus on a very competitive segment? Probably because if the small A1 remains unrivaled, the average Audi A3 still gets stuck between the BMW 1 Series and the Mercedes Class A.

Mercedes class A 2018 front view gray
Illustration of the BMW 1 Series (2019)
Mercedes class A 2018

The first is renewed almost at the same time with the A3, since at Audi the program of the compact sedan was postponed to the Primeur with more up-to-date models, like the new Audi Q3.

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And the second, which was redesigned in early 2018 before investing in the concessions last summer, still benefits fully from the novelty effect. The context will be tough for the new A3 2019,

The techno of the Q3 in the new A3

Virtual cockpit of the Audi Q3 Dashboard
The new Audi A3 takes over the virtual instrumentation of the virtual cockpit, the large touch screen and the physical climate controls of the Audi Q3 (pictured).

To replicate the Mercedes, which relies on a digital panoramic interface and uses a state-of-the-art voice assistant, theAudi A3 Mk4 will also come out the big game. virtual cockpit, which arrived at the time of the redesign of the electricity, is completed in this third generation by a large central touch screen, which is identical to that of theAudi A8,

And if the furniture stays clean, the interface of the new Audi A3 is comparable to that of the new Audi Q3. The Audi A3 2019 is based on this MQB technical platformthat the gift was published in 2012 in the Volkswagen Group.

Hybrid and rechargeable hybrid

The engine range is structured around petrol blocks of 150, 190 and 230 hp, which are named 35 TFSI, 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI. For diesel, it will be 150 and 190 hp (35 TDI and 40 TDI).

"The new Audi A3 will then have one light hybridization and a version rechargeable hybrid, "

Then the 1.2-cylinder engine with 116 hp (30 TFSI) should lower its rates. In contrast, the variant Tonics Audi S3 and Audi RS3 will complete the offer.

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