The A to Z of Cars – Audi A3

Sun 8th Jul 2018

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Audi A3
The Audi A3 has been a favorite amongst executive drivers since first being produced way back in 1996.

The first two generations of the car were based on Volkswagen’s Group A platform, but the third generation, which came on the market in 2012 uses Volkswagen’s MQB platform as its basis.

The third gen A3 was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012 and is available in a three-door hatchback, a five-door ‘sportback’, a four door saloon and a two-door cabriolet.

Features of the most recent A3 include multi-collision braking, which stops the car after first impact, an MMI entertainment system which has handwriting recognition, 4G broadband internet, adaptive cruise control and active lane assist.

In 2017, the A3 received a facelift, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the model’s original launch. The latest version also scores highly on the Euro NCAP safety test results with a 5-star rating.

Since launching the third generation, the Audi A3 has won the World Car of the Year (2014), What Car? Small Family Car of the Year (2013), and What Car? Car of the Year (2013)

The Audi A3 is a popular premium hatch that's efficient, good to drive and has a classy feel. 3/5 – Auto Express

Third-gen Audi A3 gets a mild facelift, more equipment, some new engines and a new hot model - but is it the cream of the premium hatch crop? 4/5 – Autocar

The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering. 3.5/5 – Top Gear

Assembly – Ingolstadt, Germany; Gyor, Hungary
Class – Subcompact Executive Car
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