The new entry point to the Audi range will be the A3 sedan, which the carmaker revealed today at the Auto Expo 2014. Unlike Mercedes-Benz and BMW which launched luxury hatchbacks the A-class and 1-series, Audi chose to capitalise on the Indian consumers' preference for the sedan body. Easily identifiable as a modern Audi, the A3 looks like a smaller A4, and the sedan should account for a good percentage of sales for Audi.
Since it's quite compact, it's not the most spacious of cars for the money, but like every Audi, the A3's cabin is built with high-quality materials. The Audi A3 sedan will be available with a 1.8-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. Audi’s S-tronic dual-clutch transmission will be standard, although this car won't use Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system – all versions of the Audi A3 sedan will be offered as a front-wheel-drive car only