Audi’s roaringly successful A3 is back — with more grille, screens, and driving fun. The 35 TFSI Sport is the sweet spot in the range, boasting a decent amount of standard kit and the addition of mild-hybrid assistance. Its smart fuel-saving technology allows this A3 model to cruise on two cylinders and harvest energy when slowing down. Boldly redesigned inside and out, there isn’t much to separate the A3 on paper from its BMW 1 Series and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class rivals. For those looking for a mid-sized hatchback with some premium polish, Audi has cracked the code with this car.
Huge leap forward in tech and design
The fourth-generation A3 has undergone a striking redesign, with wider side flanks and several tweaks, including changes to the lights and styling. Stepping into the new A3’s cabin also prompts a pleasant surprise at its thoroughly modernised look and feel. The high-quality interior features a huge leap forward in technology and a futuristic driver-focused dashboard. A 10.1in touchscreen runs Audi’s latest MIB3 infotainment system and Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster is fitted as standard. The seats are trimmed in Alcantara and leather and are superbly comfortable for long journeys.