Launches of fourth-generation little cars and trucks pressed back by 6 to twelve month, because of COVID-related hold-ups.

The 2021 Audi A3 hatch as well as car will not show up in Australia for approximately twelve month, the firm has actually introduced.

Audi Australia verified to CarAdvice the new-generation A3 hatch as well as car will not touch down on Australian coasts till the 2nd fifty percent of 2021— some twelve month after the hatch was at first because of show up late in the 2nd fifty percent of 2020, as well as 6 months after the car’s first arranged arrival day of the very first fifty percent of 2021.

The brand name has actually verified the recurring coronavirus pandemic is at fault for the A3 duo’s postponed launches, with Australian manufacturing of the version currently arranged to start “a little later than expected”, an Audi Australia agent informed CarAdvice

It’s anticipated the typical A3 will certainly touch down at a comparable time to the performance-focused, all-wheel-drive S3 warm hatch as well as car, formerly verified for a neighborhood launch in the 2nd fifty percent of 2021.

Unveiled in Sportback hatch out type in March as well as car role in April, the 4th generation of Audi’s preferred little auto brings a transformative– though especially even more hostile, with vibrant ‘Quattro sore’ wheel arcs– face-lift, a revamped cabin, bigger measurements as well as a range of sophisticated safety and security innovations.

While European designs provide a series of gas, diesel as well as plug-in crossbreed powertrain selections, it’s most likely (however yet to be formally verified) the brand-new A3 will certainly introduce Down Under with a comparable engine line-up to its precursor, which used a selection of 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre as well as 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre gas drivetrains, mated to dual-clutch transmissions.

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Should the 1.4-litre rollover for the new-generation version, there’s an opportunity its dual-clutch vehicle can be changed by the very same eight-speed torque-converter transmission as utilized by the brand-new A3’s double under the skin, the brand-new Volkswagen Golf as well as, as federal government records expose, its Skoda Octavia family member.

While neighborhood prices as well as requirements have yet to be verified, a small rate increase is anticipated, offered the extra safety and security as well as connection innovation available.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for even more information of the 2021 Audi A3 hatch as well as car as the small-car doubles near their Australian arrivals in the 2nd fifty percent of following year.