The moment everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! Audi has revealed the details of the Audi A3 facelift, three and a half years after its initial market launch. Both the A3 Sportback and A3 Saloon have undergone an impressive makeover, boasting designs that are both innovative and elegant.

Exterior Design Changes

At first glance, you'll notice the fresh updates on the exterior. The front now sports a newly shaped single-frame grille that is flatter and wider than its predecessor. S-line exterior on the district green A3 Sportback brings a dash of the RS 3 vibes, while the A3 Saloon showcases a bold progressive red hue. The rear too has been redesigned, adding new bumpers and an impressive diffuser for the S-line package.

What really sets the updated A3 apart are the new daytime running light signatures, which now give you the ability to select and switch between up to four different digital signatures in the MMI. The coming-home/leaving-home lights have been customized as well for each signature.

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Interior Updates

Inside, the changes are equally striking. Audi has revamped the centre console, air vents, and the gear selector lever, taking your driving experience to a whole new level. Standard equipment now includes a multifunction leather steering wheel, automatic climate control, and an adjustable centre armrest at the front.

One of the most dazzling new features is the large illuminated area on the front door - a first-class design element achieved by lasering the fabric panel 300 times. This light source dynamically backlights five segments when the doors are opened and closed.

Technology Advancements

The A3 now boasts a 3D sound system from Sonos, along with two new decorative inlays. One made entirely from recycled polyester and the other in Dinamica microfibre material. The latter, also available as a seat cover, is designed to feel like suede while being eco-friendly.

The digital sphere has not been overlooked either. Alongside the digital radio and the 10.1-inch infotainment display, Audi has incorporated the Audi Virtual Cockpit and an inductive charging option for smartphones. We now see two USB-C charging ports in the centre console and an additional two in the rear.

With a surcharge, you can also have access to the MMI Navigation Plus, including access to the app store for using applications directly on the vehicle display and via voice commands. Amazon Alexa is also now a standard feature.

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Engine Options

When it comes to the engine, initially, the A3s will be available with the 150 PS 1.5-litre petrol engine (35 TFSI) and the 2.0-litre diesel engine (35 TDI), each with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be available for the petrol engine. Additional combustion-only variants and a plug-in hybrid are scheduled to arrive later in 2024.

Audi has truly gone above and beyond with this new facelift, offering a captivating mix of style, functionality, and state-of-the-art technology. We can't wait for you to experience the new Audi A3 Sportback and Saloon!

Stay tuned for more updates, as the UK ordering begins this April.



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