A facelift of the Audi A3 sedan, the brand’s entry-level high-end compact sedan, is anticipated to be released in India by March 2017.
The A3 facelift would get moderate modifications to its styling while staying up to date with Audi’s new style language. The interiors too are most likely to obtain an update with more tech gizmos.
The brand-new car is most likely to come with Matrix LED headlamps, a function that was first seen on the flagship A8 sedan and the R8 super car. It will likewise get a new head light cluster like the brand-new generation A4. Bi-xenon lights would be basic, with an alternative of LEDs.
Taking design motivation from the A4, the front grille will have bigger air consumption. The side profile will stay the very same, while the back will be somewhat different with tweaked tail lights.
Taking a look at interior, the A3 is probably going to stay basically the very same. Nevertheless, it will get additions like the optional Virtual Cockpit. It will also have an all-digital instrument cluster that was first observed on the brand-new generation TT, in addition to a 12.3-inch screen in place of standard dials.
The modified variation of A3 will get a brand-new 7-inch screen system for the MMI interface with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other functions consist of adaptive cruise control with traffic congestion help, active lane help and emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
Worldwide, the engine line-up has been updated with addition of a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder system that pushes out 115hp for the base trims, and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo system that produces 190hp for the leading versions.
A more effective version has a brand-new 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel motor that establishes 110hp.
For India, the A3 facelift is anticipated to keep its present engine lineup – a 1.8-litre TSI fuel with a 7-speed S tronic transmission, and a 2.0-litre TDI diesel matched to the 6-speed S tronic transmission.