Evolution name of game for Audi A3
When you are a major international car manufacturer, a glorious range-topping supercar is only ever a small part of the picture. Audi has that covered of course; witness the R8, which has just appeared in yet another iteration to tempt those seeking an even more thrilling combination of exclusivity and performance. What matters more is the bread-and-butter stuff – which is where the latest A3 comes in.
Since the German firm first entered the premium compact segment in 1996 it has sold a remarkable 2.7million A3s spread over two generations – even more impressive when you consider that the segment didn’t really exist before then. But where there is success there is greater competition, which is why the latest A3 has an even tougher fight on its hands.
It’s not hard to spot that this is an A3 of course. Subtle evolution is the name of the game when it comes to the exterior design, and while some may have hoped for more the truth is that the majority will be well and truly in favour. It’s sharper, leaner and slicker with some edgier detailing all over, exactly what the majority of buyers are looking for. As always you’ll want one of the bigger wheel options to get the best look, but it has class and presence to spare.
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