2013 Audi A3 Sedan

All-new Audi A3 Sedan U.S. launch moved up

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Audi USA has confirmed that the new Audi A3 Sedan will launch in the U.S. late this year.

Audi has confirmed on their Facebook page that the new third-generation Audi A3 four-door sedan will arrive on U.S. shores sometime late this year. As we reported here last month, it looked like we wouldn’t see the new four-door A3 sedan until later next year. But Audi has bumped up the launch and we will see the A3 sedan much sooner.

The A3 is Audi's smallest offering in North America and the new A3 sedan will represent the first time the company will offer a four-door sedan version in the U.S. It’s likely we’ll see the North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and will be offered in showrooms shortly thereafter.

Audi suggests the A3 sedan may be followed a five-door hatchback and a soft-top convertible, but there are no guarantees. Audi even asked its Facebook fans if it should bring the A3 Hatchback and convertible models to the U.S. also. But it’s unlikely we’ll see either one as the German automaker is notoriously nervous to offer all their European options to the North American market.

A variety of powertrains will be offered

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