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2018 Audi A3 recalled

Audi Australia has recalled 55 examples of the 2018 '8V' A3 over concerns the mounting for the rear head restraints may not be correctly welded to the rear seat backrest. The German company reports "the mounting for the head restraint is not correctly welded to the outer backrest frame for the rear seat", which means the head restraint may not support and protect a passenger as intended in an accident...

2019 Audi S3 interior spied

The Audi S3 has been spied undergoing winter testing in Sweden, with this latest prototype offering a first glimpse of its interior. While the exterior looks to be evolutionary, the interior appears a radical reimagining of Audi's interior design language. There are vents angled towards the driver on either side of the instrumentation pod, and an aggressively downward slant for the in-door arm rests...

Audi A3 liftback to challenge Mercedes-Benz CLA - report

A liftback version of the fourth-generation Audi A3 is reportedly under development, with the Ingolstadt brand keen to take sales away from its German rivals. Sources have told Autocar approval was granted to the A3 liftback project by former CEO Rupert Stadler, who was arrested June this year due to fears he was trying to suppress evidence as German prosecutors work through a criminal investigation into the Dieselgate affair...

2019 Audi S3 spied again

The all-new Audi S3 has been spied again during development testing, ahead of an anticipated production debut sometime next year. Like the vehicle snapped in August, there's plenty of camouflage concealing the finer design details, but we can see the overall shape of the new-generation hatchback and certain elements that will distinguish the S3 hot hatch from its more sedate brethren...

Audi expands Takata recall

Audi has expanded the cars included in its Takata airbag recall, adding the previous-generation A4 Cabriolet to the list which already includes the A3 (8P), A5 Sportback (8T),  A5 Cabriolet (8F) and Q5 (8R). As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...

2019 Audi A3 spied

The new Audi A3 has been spied for the first time during development testing, ahead of a likely debut sometime next year. Shortly after images of the next-generation S3 Sportback were snapped earlier this week, photographers have spotted the normal version on European roads, wearing more subtle clothing (no wild skirts and spoilers here) and concealed exhaust pipes...

2019 Audi S3 Sportback spied

The next-generation Audi A3 hatch has been spied undergoing testing for the first time, sporting a face in keeping with the fresh Q3. Like the second-generation Q3, as well as the facelifted version of the current model, the new A3 will have an angular set of headlights with a teardrop element...

2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed

Audi has revealed a handful of cut-price limited editions based on the A1, A3, A4 and Q3 through its consumer website, offering more equipment and drive-away pricing. Kicking off proceedings is the A1 Sportback 1.4TFSI Style Edition, priced from $30,990 drive-away. It gains gains xenon headlights and light washers, LED tail-lights and 17-inch alloy wheels over the 1...

Audi joins Takata airbag recall

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation Q5, A3 and A5 as part of the ongoing and ever-growing Takata airbag campaign. The German marque reported that affected vehicles are fitted with the more serious 'alpha' airbags – rather the less-dangerous, but still potentially deadly, 'beta' inflators...

Audi embraces electric future, internal combustion to remain for decades

Audi is embracing electrified mobility, but is under no illusions about the how long the transition from internal-combustion power will take, with the brand still investing heavily in traditional petrol and diesel engines. As part of the Volkswagen Group, Audi is taking advantage of a wider push towards electrification, promising one in three cars it sells globally by 2025 will be fully electric of plug-in hybrid...

Audi Q2, A3 recalled for rear hub carrier fix

Audi Australia has recalled two cars over concerns about the rear hub carriers. According to the company, a fault in the manufacturing process means the rear hub carriers in the Q2 and A3 might not be hard enough. That means their durability can't be guaranteed, posing the risk of bolted connections becoming detached...