The A3 sedan will be one of Audi's big international launches in 2013 and in all likelihood we'll see it land in India in the same year
Expected: End of 2013, Price: Rs. 22-28 lakh
The A3 has been Audi’s premium hatchback offering for Europe since way back in 1996 and has seen many evolutions since then. But the car that should have all Indian buyers excited is the sedan based on this hatch. First shown off in concept form at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the production version of the A3 sedan has been spotted undergoing final testing across Europe recently and it looks like it will break cover next year. Keeping in line with Audi’s (relatively) aggressive plans on expanding in the Indian market, there’s more than a chance that this car will hit land on our shores very soon after its international debut. Slotted a segment under the Ingolstadt based company’s entry level sedan in India, the A4, expect the A3 sedan to be priced similar to the Q3 baby-SUV. There would likely be multiple engine options available on launch, but it’s safe to assume that the company’s ‘meat-and-potatoes’ 1.8-litre TFSI mill would be on offer as well.