The new Audi A3 Cabriolet and Audi S3 Sedan
A new family of styles
Now available to order - ready for delivery in April - Audi's new A3 Cabriolet is a 4-seater soft-top, the 4th model in the German manufacturer's C-segment line-up.
Audi of America officially announced plans this week for the arrival of an entirely new family of premium compact cars, including three body styles, five new unique engines and seven variants.
This all-new Audi A3 lineup begins with the A3 sedan, which goes on sale next year. The A3 sedan plays a pivotal role in the soon to be expanding Audi A3 family. It will be joined later by the Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel sedan, the high-performance S3 sedan and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback gasoline electric plug-in hybrid.
As ever, looks are subjective but away from the Audi family appearance the A3 Cabriolet's short overhangs make it look squared-off and chunky, whereas the larger A5 Cabriolet is more svelte.
The intention is to make the closed soft-top roof look like a coupé although apparently Audi buyers want people to know they've bought a cabriolet even when they're not driving al fresco.