The new four door model from Audi, A3 reveals more details

The new Audi model was primarily created for the US and China markets

The new Audi A3 saloon will be available for sale by the end of 2013. Here is a closer look at the car, spied on while testing. Audi intends to appeal through this model to young buyers in Europe and let the A3 range become the second biggest seller after A4, although this model initially aimed for the Chinese and American markets where saloons sell better that hatches.

But Audi has serious competition of the lower end of the premium market, the new Mercedes CLA saloon and BMW’s 1-series saloon also fight for supremacy. Some additional length over the A3 hatch will make up for the space lost while turning the model into a saloon. A3 saloon will lie at the base of the concept for the S3 version which will have the look of the concept car presented at the Geneva Auto Show in 2011. The model will be revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show in April and will use the suspensions and the drivetrain of the S3 hatch.

Audi A3 saloon

Audi A3 saloon

 

Audi A3 saloon

Audi A3 saloon

 

Audi A3 saloon

Audi A3 saloon

 

Audi A3 saloon

Audi A3 saloon