While the new generation sedan is fully covered with a black and white swirly camouflage, we can see that the next 2019 Audi A3 will appear wider and lower than the current car, with a sharp and angry look no doubt inspired by the more recent company think Q3, Q8 and A7.
Exterior and Interior
Essentially a reopened Volkswagen Golf, the new generation of the 2019 Audi A3 will debut at almost the same time as its more affordable brother. However, although the Golf should be remarkably different from its predecessor and have signals borrowed from Arteon, the new 2019 Audi A3 will remain very familiar. And the espionage shots confirm it. The hatchback will obviously have the latest Audi design language, but as we have seen in larger models like the A4, A6 and A8, German designers have kept things simple and familiar. At the front, you can see the revised Audi grille, wider in the center and with a more angular frame. The headlights are also sharper and expand to the sides, with a new extension to the bumper. Day LEDs are now triangular, which is a unique feature. As usual, the bumper has two large vents on the sides and a very fine opening just below the grille. The S3 model looks a bit sportier, but it is far from threatening. The profile is also familiar, although it appears that the roof slopes slightly more aggressively towards the rear and that there is a large bulge in the lower part of the doors. The flares of the wings are larger than usual, sign that Audi wants a sportier sedan, even in the setting of the base. At the rear, you can see thinner rear lights that become thinner towards the license plate, a slightly sloped rear window and a revised bumper with thin slivers of red light. The S3 model has a disappointing size diffuser like element, but the design of the four way exhaust pipe is great. Another thing to note is that all test cars have five doors. You’d better get used to this configuration since Audi will probably abandon the three door model. It did it with the A1, since the three door versions are not very practical and do not sell much anyway.
Our paparazzi still need to take pictures of the new interior, but this should be a massive deviation from the outgoing model, which seems old and outdated. The 2019 Audi A3 might not have the continuous ventilation band of larger models, but it should be cool and have new and softer materials. Even the plastic should be refined and the technology borrowed from the most expensive models. Audi really needs a pretty sturdy cabin to compete with the new Mercedes Benz A Class. The latter is largely based on the S Class inside the cabin, with the same circular air vents on the center console and large infotainment screens and instrument groups under the same bridge. The optional screens measure 10.25 inches. Audi may not be offering such a big screen, but it needs something to have a chance. You also need a solid technology package. Once again, A Class uses a new MBUX infotainment system that has the ability to learn through artificial intelligence and can also be customized in a number of ways. It also has augmented reality technology and voice control for the navigation system, voice recognition and all the great apps. Fortunately, Audi has advanced technologies to borrow A6 and A8. While the new 2019 Audi A3 does not appear to be larger than its predecessor, it should offer a bit more space for front and rear passengers. Luggage space is expected to increase, just as Audi has as a reference point for Mercedes’ new 13 cubic foot capacity (with rear seats in place).
The 2019 Audi A3 is available with a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines around the world, and some of them will carry important updates. As usual, everything will be borrowed from the Volkswagen Golf. Expect the usual combination of four cylinder engines, starting with a 1.0 liter unit with a power of just over 100 horsepower. Audi should also offer a 1.4 liter mill with up to 150 horsepower, while the famous 2.0 liter TFSI will offer more than 200 horsepower in the maximum reach model. The same engine must inject more than 300 horsepower into the S3 model. The current diesel line includes two plants. There’s a 1.6 liter TDI with 113 horsepower and 184 lb / ft and a 2.0 liter TDI that delivers 148 horsepower and 236 lb/ft. The same engine can be used with 181 horsepower and 280 pounds of oil. The 2.0 liter will surely continue with improvements, but the 1.6 liter version could be replaced. We will discover more about it when the new Volkswagen Golf makes its world debut in 2019.
Price and Release Date
The production of the 2019 Audi A3 should begin at the end of July. We are currently waiting for a release date in early fall. Without changes in the store, we believe that the official price will closely match the current model, which is between $ 32,925 and $ 42,025 (destination fees included).