Just yesterday, we saw some new spy photos surface of the next-generation Audi S3, including its interior. Today, we’ve learned that the next-gen Audi A3 will make its official debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in a couple of months.
According to this new report from Autocar, the 2020 Audi A3 will debut in March in Geneva and it’s one of the more hotly anticipated cars in Audi’s pipeline. Though, it’s said that the A3 model debuting in Geneva will be the Sportback, with no word of the Audi A3 Sedan. That’s a bit disappointing for American enthusiasts, as we won’t be getting the Sportback.
However, the Audi A3 Sedan should follow soon after and that’s the version we will be getting. Still, the A3 Sportback will be similar enough to the Sedan that the reveal is still important to us.
The next-gen Audi A3 will be based on the same new MQB architecture that underpins the new Mk8 Volkswagen Golf. Considering how impressive that car is, we’re very excited to see the next-gen A3. It should be more premium, sportier and more enjoyable to drive than the car it replaces.
Don’t expect an electric version, though. According to Autocar, Audi will be making an electric hatchback in the future but it won’t be based on either the A3 or its MQB chassis. Instead, a small EV will be built on a dedicated electric architecture, known as MEB. It’s the same one that underpins the Volkswagen ID.3, so it’s no surprise that whatever small EV Audi makes will be based on it as well.
We’re excited to see the next-gen Audi A3 in March, as it will be a big upgrade over the current car and will offer a new, affordable Audi for a lot of young enthusiasts. It will also be the beginning of new and exciting sports cars, like the S3 and RS3.