After the launch of Audi A3 in India the company is preparing Audi A3 Hatchback India launch next year. The hatchback is already for sale in major International markets. After the huge success of A3 sedan which has achieved a sale of 1000 units in three months, Audi is expected to launch the A3 hatchback in 2015.
Audi is expected to retain the engines doing duty on the A3 sedan. The 1.8 TFSI Petrol engine capable of 180 BHP and 250 NM of torque as well as a 2.0 liter TDI turbo charged diesel engine churning out 143 BHP and 320 NM of torque. The A3 sedan is priced at INR 23 Lakh in India, therefore the hatchback is expected to be priced cheaper at INR 20 Lakh giving the Mercedes A class and BMW 1 series tough competition in terms of pricing.
The A3 hatchback has been on sale since 1996. Initially based on the VW A platform where as the present generation is based on the VW MQB platform. the third generation Audi A3 hatchback has been on sale since 2012 in Europe. Available as a five door, four door as well as a two door cabriolet. In India the Five door model will be launched the other two options have almost no takers. suspension is a MacPherson Strut Set up in the front and a multi-link rear setup.
The 5 door hatchback is 4300 mm in length, 1785 mm in width and 1421 mm in height with a 2636 mm of wheel-base and a 5 star Euro NCAP Crash rating.
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