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Audi A3 Diesel: First Review

by Sarmad Kadiri, Photography: Cyrus Dhabhar Posted on 10 Jul 201438,284 Views7 Comments

We tell you how the compact and dynamic, new Audi A3 luxury sedan is to drive on Indian roads



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If given a choice to pick a hatchback or a sedan with the same price tag, most would prefer the sedan — for the prestige and class it carries with it. And that exactly is the mind-set Audi India is trying to cater to, with its latest A3 sedan. Audi wants to woo potential BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class premium hatchback buyers with the ‘more prestigious/classy’ three-box design and sharp styling of the Audi A3 at a similar price tag. Add on to the fact, that the A3 will be the most affordable luxury sedan in India, when it is officially launched here later this month.



The design of the Audi A3 is clean, conservative, yet stylish. From head-on it looks like a scale down version of the new Audi A6, which isn’t a bad thing. The slim arrow-shaped headlights with Audi’s signature LED day time running lights in combination with a single hexagon chrome grille, give it a familiar family face. Justifying the ‘Sports Limousine’ tag, is a sharp-edged front spoiler and a pair of black air dams which add a dash of sportiness to the front design.



Audi A3 diesel rear design




In terms of proportions, the A3 is about 250mm shorter in overall length than its older sibling, the Audi A4. The side profile gets prominent wheel-arches, long arching roofline and crisp shoulder line that run from the headlight to the knife-edge tail lamps. The rear has an interesting multi-layered design, as the sharply design bootlid beautifully overlaps the extended tail lamps.


The subtle lines and smooth corners give the Audi A3 a smart exterior design without being flashy, remaining true to Audi’s new design language. If restrained, understated styling is your game, then you’ll certainly like the new Audi A3.



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Audi wants to woo potential BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class premium hatchback buyers with the more prestigious and classy three-box design and sharp styling of the Audi A3, at a similar price tag. Add on to the fact, that the A3 is the most affordable luxury sedan in India currently.

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