The next Audi A3 is said to arrive in 4 body styles with a world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next year. Read the latest intel here!
The new A3 will be the first model to be based on the VW Group’s new MQB modular platform architecture, which will underpin a variety of models ranging from the Polo to the Passat. The new platform is designed for transverse engine application, but is flexible enough to be used in cars that vary significantly in size.
This flexibility will also be applied to the A3, which will be offered in four body styles sporting two different wheelbases. Apart from the three-door and convertible models that will measure 4.26 m in length and feature a 2,595 mm-long wheelbase, the A3’s range will also include five-door Sportback and four-door sedan models, both with a 2,630 mm-long wheelbase.
“We have basically created two couples, similar to the Audi A4 and A5 range”, says Sielaff. “The front end will be identical in all four versions, but the sedan and convertible will have wider wheel arches and slightly different shape to the side panels and rear lights.”