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2021 Audi A3 delayed: Hatch and sedan due second half of 2021

The 2021 Audi A3 hatch and sedan won't arrive in Australia for up to 12 months, the company has announced. Audi Australia confirmed to CarAdvice the new-generation A3 hatch and sedan won't touch down on Australian shores until the second half of 2021 – some 12 months after the hatch was initially due to arrive late in the second half of 2020, and six months after the sedan's initial scheduled arrival date of the first half of 2021...

2021 Audi A3 45 TFSI e unveiled

The 2021 Audi A3 45 TFSI e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been officially revealed. The A3 45 TFSI e shares its mechanicals with the related, high-riding Q3 and Q3 Sportback PHEVs unveiled mere hours ago, mating a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with an 80kW/330Nm electric motor for combined outputs of 180kW of power and 400Nm of torque...

Audi A1, A3, and TT recalled due to gearbox fault

Audi Australia has issued a recall on a total of 2783 cars – across three model types – citing a fault with its 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. The affected models are the A1, A3, and TT, with model years between 2011 and 2013. Sales took place between February 2011, and September 2012...

Around the tracks: Asking owners of expensive cars how they afford them

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Audi A3 40 TFSI e plug-in hybrid revealed

Audi has electrified its all-new A3 Sportback range, with the unveiling of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) ‘40 TFSI e’ variant. Powering the new-generation A3 PHEV is the same powertrain as its Volkswagen Group siblings from Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda. Under the bonnet is a 110kW/250Nm 1...

Audi A1, A3 and TT recalled for transmission fault, 10,000 cars affected

Audi Australia has issued a recall for 10,373 examples of its A1, A3 and TT sports coupe due to potentially faulty seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions that were previously dismissed as not requiring repairs. Affected models include 2011-2016 model-year A1 small hatchback (pictured below), 2008-2016 model-year A3 mid size car (pictured above) and the 2012-2016 model-year TT sports car...

2021 Audi A3 sedan unveiled, Australian launch locked in

The 2021 Audi A3 sedan has finally broken cover about one month after its hatchback sibling was unveiled in Europe. The new Audi A3 hatch and sedan are due in Australian showrooms in the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021 respectively, unless factory shutdowns during COVID-19 lockdowns delay those plans...

2021 Audi A3 Sportback revealed, Australian debut confirmed - new photos

UPDATE: New photos of the 2021 Audi A3 have been released, showing the new Sportback in outdoor driving lights and new colours. Our original story continues below. March 3, 2020: Exactly eight years since its predecessor was first unveiled and four years since its last facelift, the new fourth-generation 2021 Audi A3 Sportback has been unveiled online...

2020 Audi S3 interior spied

The interior of the next-generation 2021 Audi S3 has been spied while undergoing cold weather testing in northern Europe. The exterior of the S3 looks to be an evolution of today's hatch, albeit with an all new body, and sharper detailing, especially around the intakes and lights. By comparison, the interior of the new A3 and S3 is quite a radical reinvention...

2021 Audi A3 sedan spied without camouflage

The next-generation Audi A3 and S3 sedans have been photographed, with the front of the regular three-box model seen completely undisguised for the first time. With the sheets pulled back, we can see the design of the new A3's front fascia, which includes a broader single-frame grille...

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...