From what we’ve heard, the next-generation Audi A3 should be quite the exciting little car. It’s been said that the four-ringed brand wants to move the A3 a bit upmarket and to give it more luxury, performance and technology. So it should be a big step up from the current car, which is already quite good. Though, we’re going to have to wait quite a bit to see it, as it’s now rumored to be debuting at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next March.
When the next-gen 2020 Audi A3 makes its debut, it will come in a couple of flavors. For starters, there will be a five-door hatchback, which will be the standard model in Europe. There will also be a four-door sedan at launch, which will likely be offered globally but be the only A3 model North America gets.
It’s also been rumored that the next-gen Audi A3 will get a swoopy four-door “coupe” similar to the Audi A5 Sportback. If that’s the case, it will compete with the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. Considering that there are two major competitors already in existence, it’s likely Audi wants a slice of the pie and makes an A3 Sportback of some sort. It might be an interesting idea but it also might not be different enough from the Audi A3 Sedan to be worth making.
We also know that the A3 Cabriolet will be dead. In fact, it’s already been killed off for the current generation and there won’t be another. If you want a small drop-top Audi, get a TT Roadster. Although, that might not be coming back either.
We’ve already seen some spy photos and videos of the Audi A3, both inside and out, and it seems to look more premium and sportier than the current car. Considering it will also get all of Audi’s latest tech, we’re excited to see what becomes of it. It’d also be nice to get the hatchback model here in the ‘States but we’re not gonna push our luck now that we’re getting the Audi RS6 Avant. Still, a sleek four-door sedan version should do nicely and should be affordable enough for most customers.