On both variants, the expensive disguise tape is limited to the front and rear ends, with the headlights, tail-lights, front and rear bumpers, and parts of the bonnet and tailgate covered up.
Given the lights we can see peering through the camouflage, we know that the facelifted A3 hatch, like the sedan, will feature new LED-heavy head- and tail-light graphics.
At the front, the revised A3 seems to be sporting a new headlight design that mimics the latest-generation A4's lightning bolt lower section. There's also more sharply creased edges for the single-frame grille and redesigned ducts.
Under the bonnet, rumours have suggested that the new A3 range will feature a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol unit punching out around 140kW of power and featuring automatic cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy.