Audi A3 is known as a small family car which has a long tradition on the world market. It produced since 1996 and from then it passed through three generations. At this moment A3 is found in the middle of the third and brings facelift. The last generation changed some rules from 2012 when it was established. Namely, typical hatchback joined new body styles such as sedan, Sportback, and others. In the first quarter of 2017, you have the opportunity to see new 2018 Audi A3 as sedan version. A little bit later will come Cabriolet, Hatchback with three doors and Sportback with five-door.
What about a facelift? The manufacturer will delight you with changes on the front and rear end, some minor changes in the cockpit, better engine performances and more. All in all, a few interesting changes on the new Audi A3 attracts potential customers from this market niche.
2018 Audi A3 New Tweaks
In last four years, German manufacturer makes A3 on MQB platform. It is known as a global platform from Volkswagen Group. Further, the 2018 Audi A3 comes with new front grille design and decorative accents. Furthermore close to the grille, you can notice revised bumper and headlights, too. Likewise, the rear end adopts similar changes and new tweaks. Rest of body stays unchanged, but we expect a better quality of sheet metal.
2018 Audi A3 Virtual Cockpit
Unlike the hatchback, this sedan is roomier, especially in the rear row. The cabin can accommodate five passengers. The main change into the cabin is related to the new digital instrumental cluster. It’s called Virtual Cockpit. It is for the first time installed in 2016 Audi TT. It disposes of with customizable screen and lot of functions. Some more frequent functions have buttons. On the other hand, some other options have a voice command. This system comes as standard in 2018 Audi A3. There are more advantages from Virtual Cockpit but one of the best is easy management.
2018 Audi A3 Engine
Under the hood of 2018 Audi A3, you can find next-generation turbo 2.0-liter four cylinder engines. Next to gasoline there is a diesel option. But we think that American customers will avoid diesel in the near future. RS3 badge holds more powerful 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine which produces 362 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the Sportback brings e-tron plug-in hybrid power with 204 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Audi A3 Price
Price still not known, but we will predict something higher prices for 2018 Audi A3. The final price depends on body style and engine selection.