2012 Audi A3 revealed in sketch form

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Audi A3 sketch

Five sketches have emerged detailing the look of the new Audi A3 hatch and sedan. Next year the third generation A3 hatch will be released; it will be the first model built on the platform which will underpin the Golf VII and many other Volkswagen Group products. In 2013 the A3 sedan will follow, which we know will be launched in the US and Germany. We can only assume the sedan model will reach other markets, but this is yet to be confirmed.

We don’t really see anything in these sketches that we shouldn’t expect. The lines have been sharpened up a bit, but really, we’re seeing an evolution of the current 8P shape here, rather than revolution. Of course, we were given a big preview of what to expect with the A3 concept “notchback” at Geneva last month.

Inside it looks like Audi is planning to filter its Multi Media Interface technology down a level with a large central control knob in the centre console, as per the current B8 A4 range.

Supposedly these sketches are official—they certainly look legitimate—but as best as we can tell they’ve not been published to any Audi media portals just yet. If they pop up, along with new info, we’ll let you know.

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]

Audi A3 sketch

Audi A3 sketch

Audi A3 sketch

Audi A3 sketch