The popular Audi A3 lineup has been an integral part of the German automaker’s success over the years in the global auto industry. It offers a different feel of performance and style. The Audi A3 was introduced in 1996, and since grown into the popular small-sized sedan segment we see around now.
Ever since unveiling, other brands like Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 2 Series Grand coupe have provided stiff competition for this model.
2021 Audi A3 exterior design – Better aerodynamics and 5-door variant
For this year, we are going to see another 5-door variant on this newly introduced A3 model. Not much has changed on its front design but we could identify remarkable changes at the rear. The company has featured the latest vogue accustomed to sedan by tightening up its rear and slightly drawing out the roofline. With these changes, the 2021 Audi A3 looks taller, longer and wider.
The fact that 0.4-inch roof height has been added, giving it extra headroom of 0.8 inches, especially at the front row. These modifications have ensured aerodynamics improvement as well as better fuel economy. For interested customers, you should expect elegance and massive aggressiveness when driving this new model.
Interior design – Exquisite interior feel and more headroom
For the hatchback and sedan variants, the interior layouts are a bit similar but come with different space. The 2021 Audi A3 is offering the 10.1-inch infotainment display instead of the usual pop-up infotainment screen. The display on the new model is now baked and positioned on the center console.
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Android Auto pairing and Apple CarPlay are now standard features while it offers the newest MMI navigational system as an option. The company’s 10.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster is now a standard feature. Customers can also get optional features such as head-up display and 12.3-ich cluster.
For the 2021 Audi A3 sedan, its engine and transmission are similar as well to that of the hatchback variant. The new model offers 2 variants of engine – TFSI 3-cylinder engine and TDI 2.0-liter engine. 48-volt hybrid system is paired to one of these TFSI engines, while the other is a 4-cylinder 2.0 Turbo engine. The 2021 Audi A3 is available in both7-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.
We believe that other engine variants will be revealed to us anytime from now. The launch price for the 35 TFSI is pegged at $30,120 (₦11.68m), which is excluding of the shipping fee and clearing cost in Nigeria.