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The Least Expensive 2021 Audi A3 Is Bigger and Badder Than Ever

The 2021 Audi A3 is what sedans will aspire to in the future. Combining technology with aggressive performance, the A3 is bigger and better than ever. Completely redesigned, Audi engineered a progressive vehicle that is sure to turn heads. Those looking for an SUV are going to think twice and be hard-pressed to not take notice and consider purchasing this new luxury sedan.

The 2021 Audi A3

Designers got it right with the stunning four-door coupe appearance that is sure to please those looking for an eye-catching sedan. Changes to the 2021 Audi A3 include increased headroom and luxurious interior upgrades.

Improvements to the aerodynamics will help with achieving a smoother ride and better fuel economy. The upscale interior includes a large infotainment system and a cluster of digital controls. A head-up display and full-screen Google Maps access are high-end additions that drivers will love.

The advanced safety features are also sure to impress. The 2021 Audi A3 keeps everyone connected with a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto capabilities. Wireless charging, an Audi keyless entry app, and many other technological advances just keep on impressing in this must-see luxury vehicle.

The Audi A3 offers undeniable power

According to MotorTrend, the new Audi A3 will generate 184 hp with an optional upgrade to 228 hp. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will handle the power of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

For those looking for more precision handling, an option for a sportier suspension with included adaptive dampers is available. Car and Driver reported that a plug-in hybrid model may become available, carrying the A3 e-tron name. They haven’t had the chance to get behind the wheel of the new 2021 Audi A3, but they expect to find, “civilized road manners, crisp handling, and satisfying acceleration.”

The 2021 Audi A3 is not out of reach

Audi has a lot going for its line of quality products, but affordability is not what they are known for. Typically carrying a higher price tag that ranges from $50,000 all the way up to $130,000, Audi vehicles tend to be out of reach for the average consumer. That is until now.

The 2021 Audi A3 will be the most accessible Audi vehicle to date because of its low starting price. The current base MSRP is $34,295, making it a cost-effective and competitive option in its class. Audi is currently including several rebates, incentives, and cash-back bonuses that make the A3 that much more affordable. It’s impossible to predict what will be offered when the 2021 model makes its debut, but any type of offer will reduce the already competitively low price.

Production setbacks

Audi recently reported that they experienced a difficult first quarter with significantly lower sales due to the coronavirus global pandemic. Despite a downturn in the economy, plant closures, and dealerships that can’t sell vehicles, Audi is continuing to keep a positive outlook toward the future.

In these unprecedented times, Audi announced that they expect “weak performance of the global economy and car markets will have a clearly adverse impact on deliveries of the Audi brand and on the revenue and operating profit of the Audi Group.”

Availability of the 2021 Audi A3

The 2021 Audi A3 was scheduled to roll out first in Europe, starting in May 2020. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the automotive industry, the release date will undoubtedly be pushed back.

Traditionally, it takes about a year for Audi vehicles to reach the U.S. market after their unveiling overseas. That means we may not see the 2021 Audi A3 until late next year. Meanwhile, consumers need to wait patiently for what promises to be one of the best new premium sedans to hit the market in a long time.