September 28, 2023

Audi’s newest A3 solely began gross sales within the U.S. in 2021, however an up to date model of the fashionable compact is already out testing. That is as a result of the newest A3 has been on sale outdoors the U.S. since 2020, which means it needs to be due for a mid-cycle replace by late 2023 or early the next 12 months.

Prototypes noticed within the wild verify an replace is within the works. Our newest spy photographs present a prototype for the up to date A3 Sportback hatch offered abroad. Prototypes for the up to date A3 sedan offered within the U.S. have additionally been noticed.

We presently anticipate the up to date A3 to succeed in showrooms in 2024 as a 2025 mannequin. As soon as once more the U.S. is prone to solely obtain the sedan.

The styling tweaks seen on prototypes are refined. The design of the entrance fascia has been revised across the facet consumption space, whereas on the rear there is a new graphic within the taillights and a revised design for the reflectors within the rear fascia.

2025 Audi A3 Sportback facelift spy shots - Photo credit: Baldauf

2025 Audi A3 Sportback facelift spy photographs – Picture credit score: Baldauf

The newest A3, which represents the fourth era of the nameplate, is predicated on an up to date model of Volkswagen Group’s front-wheel-drive MQB modular platform. It is principally a twin beneath the pores and skin with the newest Volkswagen Golf, which is because of be up to date about the identical time because the Audi. We even have spy photographs of the up to date Golf.

It is unclear whether or not any adjustments are deliberate within the powertrain division. The A3 is obtainable within the U.S. with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 mated to a mild-hybrid system and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, with the height output registering at 201 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Entrance-wheel drive is normal and all-wheel drive is accessible.

Consumers searching for extra efficiency can go for S3 and RS 3 fashions. The S3 additionally comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-4, but it surely has a a lot more healthy 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, whereas the RS 3 packs a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-5 with 401 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The S3 and RS 3 each include normal all-wheel drive. Prototypes for the up to date S3 and S3 Sportback have additionally been noticed.

Audi may additionally be planning a high-riding A3 Sportback to debut alongside the up to date A3 vary, akin to the smaller A1 Citycarver launched abroad in 2019. Although the automaker is but to verify plans for such a mannequin.