The second-generation Audi A3 appears bolder, extra fashionable, and, it now additionally comes with a bunch of latest and sensible options like a related automobile know-how and a driver help system.
The second-gen Audi A3 sedan will first go on sale in Europe, earlier than getting into different markets
The next-generation Audi A3 sedan has been unveiled and boy it would not get any higher than this. Borrowing design cues from the brand new A6, the second-generation A3 appears bolder, extra fashionable, and, it now additionally comes with a bunch of latest and sensible options like related automobile know-how and a driver help system. Audi has additionally refined the suspension tuning to make sure an improved driving expertise, and globally, the automobile shall be obtainable with a selection of two TFSI and one TDI engine. The new Audi A3 will go on sale in Europe later this 12 months at a beginning worth of 29,800 Euro, which is about ₹ 25 lakh as per present alternate charges.
Upfront, the 2021 Audi A3 comes with the signature single-frame honeycomb-pattern mesh grille with the four-rings brand on the centre. The A3 additionally sports activities a pair of aggressive-looking boomerang-shaped headlamps with LED items and LED daytime working lamps. The top-end mannequin will get the Matrix LED know-how. The bumper too will get a sculpted design with arrow-shaped inserts on every finish and a smooth bumper lip. The bonnet itself comes with some sharp traces that add a muscular look to the automobile. The profile too options some daring curves, whereas the Audi brand on the backside of the rear door definitely provides a pleasant contact. The automobile additionally will get a set of sporty alloy wheels, and a pair of smooth LED taillamps with a sculpted tailgate and a brand new rear bumper.
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Compared to its predecessor, the brand new A3 is 40 mm longer at 4500 mm, nonetheless its wheelbase stays unchanged. The automobile’s width has been elevated by 20 mm to 1820 mm, and it’s now 10 mm taller at 1430 mm, which has yielded a rise in headroom and a few extra elbow room. The automobile’s boot area remained unchanged at 425-litre.
The Audi A3 Sedan additionally will get a extra driver-focused cabin with a brand new dashboard that’s all-digital. The automobile will get an all-digital instrument cluster even within the entry-level mannequin, and whereas the usual unit is a 10.25-inch show, with Audi digital cockpit plus, you get a 12.3-inch show with three completely different views, together with sporty graphics with inclined digits and a very dynamic structure. The automobile comes with a toggle swap as a substitute of a gear lever, together with a multi-functional steering wheel, heads up show and extra.
The infotainment system is a 10.1-inch show unit that comes with MMI Navigation plus which connects the automobile by way of LTE Advanced velocity and connects the smartphones of the passengers to the Internet by way of Wi-Fi hotspot. The MMI Navigation plus affords a mess of Audi join providers as customary, together with on-line visitors info, information, and extra info similar to pictures, opening occasions, and person evaluations referring to factors of curiosity. The system additionally options Apple Car Play and Android Auto by way of Audi telephone field, which additionally means that you can lock/unlock and even begin the automobile with utilizing an Android smartphone with the Audi join key. As a part of the driving force help system, the brand new A3 comes with Audi pre sense that makes use of the automobile cameras to stop accidents, or at the least scale back their severity, plus you additionally get Adaptive cruise help.
Powertrain choices for the Euro-spec mannequin will embody a 1.5-litre TFSI engine tuned to make about 148 bhp that comes mated to a 6-speed handbook gearbox and a quick-shifting 7-speed S tronic computerized transmission. There can be a 148 bhp 2.0-litre TDI engine that additionally comes mated to a 7-speed S tronic computerized transmission. Later, Audi may also introduce an entry-level petrol engine.