Every car i've owned has been a hatchback. Presented with a choice of hatchback versus saloon i'm the type of person that would always choose a hatchback over a saloon. It's not about size either, i'd pick a Golf over a Passat and an A3 over an A4..... until today when i discovered that an A3 Saloon will be coming the the UK this autumn. Apparently the A3 saloon will be officially launched at the Shanghai motor how next month but below are pictures taken from an American photoshoot.
Autotrader reports that the A3 Saloon is 150mm longer, 11mm wider and 9mm lower than the A3 Sportback on which it is based. Autotrader continues: "The obvious styling change over the A3 Sportback is the addition of a boot, but revisions have also been made to the bonnet, bumpers, air intakes and wheel arches to give the A3 saloon a lower, sleeker profile and stance next to the A3 Sportback. Audi says the overall looks adds “the coupe philosophy” to a three-box saloon. The boot capacity is 425 litres, some 45 litres more than the A3 Sportback. The rest of the cabin is otherwise identical to the A3 Sportback’s. The four-wheel drive S3 saloon will be introduced early next year. Its 2.0 TFSI engine helps propel it from 0-62mph in 4.9secs when equipped with the optional six-speed double-clutch S-tronic automatic gearbox. A six-speed manual, with a 0-62mph time of 5.3sec, is standard." Source: - Autotrader