Audi A3 Sportback

Audi A3 e-tron Sportback might be Coming to the U.S.

While we’ll get the Audi A3 e-tron here in America, it will only come as a four-door sedan, rather than a five-door hatchback. But as it turns out, the U.S. market could be getting a hatchback version after all, in the form of an Audi A3 e-tron Sportback.

According to this report from Car and Driver, the Audi A3 e-tron Sportback will make its way to the ‘States and will come as a Sportback model only. That would mean that we’ll get both body styles of the A3, even if the hatchback only comes as a hybrid.

The A3 e-tron will be a plug-in hybrid, powered by a 1.4 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and electric motor. No word on whether or not it will get Quattro all-wheel drive or if it will remain purely front-wheel drive, as the last-generation model did.

However, it’s said to make a total of about 240 hp.

As of now, there’s no word on battery size, all-electric range or charge time for the Audi A3 e-tron. So far, we only know that it’s currently in the works, will be offered as a Sportback only and will be coming to America.

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That last bit is the most exciting bit, as it means Americans will actually be able to get an A3 Sportback.

If the new A3 e-tron Sportback offers enough all-electric range and is as good as we hope it will be, Audi will gain a lot of customers in the US. Potentially yours truly included.

[Source: QuattroDaily]