Audi has announced its upcoming 2022 A3 sedan, which has a brighter design and a more high-tech cockpit,media reported. It is reported that the new A3 will be available in the United States later in 2021, it is longer, wider and taller than the previous one, and introduces new features such as a matrix design and headlights with a specific type of daylight logo.
While the A3 may be one of Audi’s smallest models to sell in the U.S., sales have been strong. Since its launch in 1996, the A3 has sold more than 5 million vehicles, making it a gateway for new consumers to enter the four-ring brand.
Now, the new 2022 A3 will make it a more attractive option for consumers. A wider large mouthed grille can be seen outside the car, with a honeycomb matrix in the inside. The bonnet uses more obvious creases, while lower fascias and other details draw on elements of the Audi Sport RS family.
Audi’s headlights will definitely cause some attention. They are now trapezoidal in shape, but at the same time there are matrix LED options available. It uses 15 separate LED lights as daytime running lights. In addition, Audi is using their shapes and patterns to distinguish between model decorations. At the back, LED taillights are standard and smaller than before.
As for power, Audi has a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the new A3 with a 48V hybrid power system. Consumers will have the option of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission will be the standard regardless of which. Horsepower and torque are higher than previous generations, and much has not been announced. It is reported that the current A3 40 TFSI has an output of 184 horsepower and a torque peak of 221 lb-ft.
The steel suspension is the standard function of the automobile, and the adaptive damping control is the optional function. In addition, Audi has a progressive steering system, which means the car needs less movement at more urgent corners.
Inside the car, thanks to the larger exterior size coupled with a reduced seat position, this undoubtedly adds more cabin space, especially overhead space and shoulder width. The current cargo space is 15 cubic feet, equipped with a foot trigger line trunk function.
The dashboard is an Audi 10.25-inch digital dashboard, standard, and the 12.3-inch virtual cockpit is an upgraded configuration. In addition, the 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen infotainment screen with Audi’s latest MIB3 software is standard. Handwriting and voice input, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are all supportive features for cars. The Audi connection key can be used as a virtual key via an Android smartphone.
The shifter for transmission is now much smaller and shrinks into a compact small piece. Pre-front, collision avoidance assistance and lane departure warning are standard configuration features. Features such as head-up display, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, cross-traffic assistance and park assistance are optional.
Audi said the price of the 2022 A3 sedan would be set near the launch date. As for A3 Sportback, it has no plans to bring it to the US market.