Spy photos of the upcoming Audi A3 have been circulating for awhile now but all of those photos feature the A3 in heavy camouflage. In this new set of spy photos that have recently surfaced show off the next-gen A3 completely naked, entirely without camouflage, and it looks very good. (We don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here)
Just as Audi said it would, the new A3 looks both sportier and more premium than the car it replaces. Its nose is lower and sharper than before, making it look more like a sports car than the current Audi A3. It also gets Audi’s new frame-less grille and the three little vents under the hood that have become a commonplace on modern Audis.
Down its sides, the new Audi A3 is more heavily sculpted than the current car, especially lower in the door panels. That gives it a more muscular, athletic look that makes it seem more fun to drive. It’s also lower overall, as its roof look surprisingly low for a family hatchback.
Out back, it gets a roof spoiler similar to the Audi RS Q3 and some new taillights, both of which look very good. There are also some vent-looking objects down in the lower portions of the bumper but they’re likely fake. Speaking of fake, There don’t seem to be real exhaust pipes on this car, either.
It’s a good looking car, this new Audi A3. It looks sportier and more upscale and it should feature an excellent interior. Combine that with Audi’s claim that it will drive better than the current car and this next-gen Audi A3 should be a fantastic little premium hatchback. Sadly, we’ll only be getting the sedan in the American market, rather than this very handsome hatch.