5 reasons why the Audi A3 is a great premium hatchback

5 reasons why the Audi A3 is a great premium hatchback

Here’s why Audi’s latest A3 makes a lot of sense in this popular class

Premium hatchbacks are now more popular than ever, with buyers increasingly looking for something more upmarket than a run-of-the-mill model. 

And one of the stand-out choices in this field is the Audi A3, which is one of the German firm’s more affordable models, yet one that doesn’t sacrifice on quality or technology. 

Now in its fourth generation, here’s five reasons why it’s a great premium hatchback. 

Fantastic design

The A3 has always been a good-looking model, but even more so in this latest generation, which benefits from some of the design changes seen on Audi’s more expensive models. 

These include the larger Singleframe grille that the German firm’s models are distinguished by, as well as more angular air inlets at the front. There’s also fancy new LED lighting at the front and rear. It’s certainly a striking piece of design and even more so in the higher-spec S line and Edition 1 models. 

Brilliant interior

The interior is arguably the biggest change on the latest A3, and it moves the game on considerably compared to its predecessor. 

It’s a far more modern affair than before, but one that hasn’t lost sight of quality, with the A3 still having one of the most premium-feeling cabins in this class. 

Loads of technology

And another aspect to the A3’s interior is the range of new technology fitted. That’s because all models come with a fantastic 10.25-inch digital dial system, which is easily configurable depending on the screens and gauges you want to see. You can also upgrade this to an even more impressive 12.3-inch screen, which comes as standard on the higher-spec Edition 1 and Vorsprung models. 

Audi has also introduced a new central 10.1-inch touchscreen, too, which runs on the latest MIB 3 operating system, bringing enhanced connected services thanks to an in-built 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. 

Better to drive than ever

Behind the wheel the A3 has always majored on comfort and refinement, and while those attributes remain, this new Audi is now far more engaging than before. 

And that’s from all version – not just the sporty S3 – with the new A3 handling better than before, with strong grip levels and fantastic balance that enables you to push on. If you fancy something a bit more sporting, the S line with its sports suspensions setup is well worth considering.

Big choice of engine options – including plug-in hybrid

Choice is absolutely key on the latest A3, with this model available with a wide choice of powertrains to suit most buyers. The range begins with more affordable petrol and diesel engines, while mild-hybrid technology has also been introduced to aid efficiency further. 

But a choice of plug-in hybrid models are also available, too, bringing an electric range of 41 miles, and making them very efficient to run, and also a fantastic company car option.

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