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Audi News: Rumorpile: Audi Plans An A3 Four-Door Coupe To Take On Mercedes-Benz CLA

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Audi is planning to have 60 individual models on sale by 2020. Yes, you read that correctly. How on earth do they plan on doing this? If a report from Auto Express is anything to go on, they plan on doing this by filling in various niches.

The next-generation A3 due sometime in 2019 will be offered in the sportback (hatchback), sedan, convertible, and a new a four-door coupe. The last model in this group will play a big role in moving the model up a segment (executive car or what we call the luxury compact sedan) without increasing the price. Design is said to be similar to the 2014 TT Sportback concept with a sleek roofline, new bumpers, and slim taillights. 

Other items on the table include the second-generation of Audi Virtual Cockpit, some self-driving tech, and electric-only version joining the e-tron plug-in hybrid.

Source: Auto Express


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dfelt    1,858

Hate to say it, but this seems like overkill. Also due to VW current Dieselgate, I wonder if they can really pull this off.

Course they just did become the worlds biggest auto builder thanks to China.

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