The India bound 2014 Audi A3 sedan has been spied testing on soil for the first time. The pictures were posted by Indian Autos Blog who managed to capture the German manufacturer’s latest sedan somewhere in Vile Parle, Mumbai. However, we aren’t sure why Audi didn’t camouflage the test car and moreover decide to test it in the suburbs of Mumbai.
The Audi A3 Sedan is based on Volkswagen group’s MQB platform and will be the second car based on that platform to make its way in India, first being the recently unveiled 2013 Skoda Octavia. The A3 sedan was first showcased at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
The A3 sedan gets three petrol engines internationally– 1.4-litre TSI, 1.8-litre TSI and 2-litre TFSI which churn out 105bhp, 175bhp and 211bhp respectively. On the oil burner front, it gets a 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre TDI in international markets of which we expect both mills to offered here when the car is launched. When launched, it will compete mainly with Mercedes-Benz CLA. Both of these cars are expected to launch in India next year and will mostly carry a sub-Rs 25 lakh price.