On the American side of things, what we’ve been told is that the A3 model year for 2013 will be a short one. This makes sense as we’ve all heard that the A3 sedan will be rolled out in late 2012.
In terms of the hatchback (Sportback) I’ve been hearing that maybe an S3 might be released alongside the sedan, but I’ve heard nothing definitive.
Unfortunately, until Audi release official specs.
Things can change in the course of a year, but at this stage it does look unlikely that there will be an A3 hatchback available in 2014