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2013 Audi A3 sketches revealed

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0700

2013 Audi A3 Hatch - there's also a saloon in the gallery below

We’ve already had something of a glimpse of part of the next generation Audi A3 with the reveal at Geneva last month of the Audi A3 Concept.

That Audi A3 Concept – which came complete with 400bhp and a boot – was really a look at the next generation RS3 in saloon guise – an Audi A3 that will go down a storm in an America quickly realising the joys of something smaller and swift.

But now, for whatever reason, Audi has decided to release sketches of the 2013 Audi A3 in both saloon and hatchback form, together with a single sketch of the interior.

As you’d expect, the 2013 Audi A3 gets the latest family nose – think 2011 Audi A6 – and an interior which seems to be inspired by the Audi A1. Although a sketch really isn’t too much of a guide.

It seems likely that we will see the first of the production-ready A3s at Geneva next year, with the 2013 A3 hitting showrooms in the Autumn of 2012.

Normally, we’d have expected Audi to keep the saloon version of the A3 for North America and the Hatch for Europe. But as there seems to be a move in Audi to make the next RS3 a saloon – just like the Geneva Concept – maybe we’ll get the Saloon in Europe too.

But really, eighteen months away, it’s all just an educated guess.

By Cars UK