- Spotted undergoing cold weather testing in Northern Europe
- Should continue with the current crop of engine options, with the addition of a hybrid
- Expected to be revealed in 2020
Our spy photographer has spotted Audi’s next-generation A3 saloon testing in the cold weather conditions of northern Sweden. This comes after we spied the five-door A3 hatchback prototype hauling loads in warmer Africa last month.
As things stand today, it is presumed that the upcoming iteration of the A3 will continue to use the current car's MFA platform. For the record, the styling of the new A3 is similar to the design language followed by the rest of the Audi range; essentially a more geometric front-end treatment, with sharper tail-lights.
Sources also claim that Audi may not make too many changes to the insides of the upcoming A3 since it is already contemporary. However, a revised Virtual Cockpit display may make it to the equipment list, at least as an optional extra.
Furthermore, although the upcoming line-up will continue to comprise of the regular, S3 and RS3 versions, an RS3 drop-top will not make it to the new A3 range. There’s also been no talk of introducing a three-door version of this A3.
Audi has not shared any information about when the new A3 will be make it to markets worldwide, but expect it to be unveiled sometime in mid-2020 before going on sale after that.
Stay tuned to CarWale for more information in the days to come.