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* Because it's not radically different-looking.
* Because the current A3 hasn't exactly been setting the US market on fire.
* Because it's AUDI GMBH's decision, not Audi USA.
* Because Americans like Sedans.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see it, but there's not much of a pressing motivation, other than model-loyalty from current owners of the current version... their smallest-US-selling (non-supercar) vehicle.
They haven't even unveiled the actual A3 sedan we will be getting yet, as far as I know, so I am withholding judgement until I see what it looks like. I would obviously rather have the sportback, but if they can make a nice looking smaller sedan in RS3 trim with the 2.5T, I'd jump on that.
I think the best thing for Audi America to do is to introduce a 2013 Audi A3 sedan model, I'm sure it would sell really well in the compact sedan market.
Yet, at the same time, they should introduce the 2013-2014 Audi S3 2 door hatch model. It would be the Honda Civic for the middle class, and I think there's a huge market for compact hatch coupes with Quattro.
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I bet we will see the S3 eventually as...every other CAR in audi's line up is available with an S badge now...
For the sake of being thorough they will bring it... especially since the new one is sooo fuel efficient
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...because Germany is still pissed off about WWII...
In seriousness, I can't see the S3 (3-door) selling here. The Golf R is an example of why it would never fly in North America. Kids will buy cheap power and it's only good as a second car for the true enthusiast that has the cash to spend.
There will be a S3 sedan, patience will bring back the Sportback IMO. Depending on what the RS3 becomes, MIGHT see it here, depending on how many doors Audi releases it as. If it's 5-door, you will never see it here. 4-doors on the other hand...
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Waiting : 2015 Audi A3 2.0TFSI /w Quattro S-Tronic and S-Line
Current : 2010 Genesis Coupe 2.0T
Previous : 2001 Audi S4
Anyone who looks at the Audi A3 3.2 DSG and sees an overpriced economy car should not be allowed to play with Rottweiler puppies.
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Maybe it'll take a few years to come out, and by then they'll have worked out any kinks and we can buy it worry free!
Because Audi is interested in making money and bringing over items that will sell well.
The 2 door hatchback S3 isn't a good choice. Market for a mid $40's 2 door hatchback in the U.S. is very small. Far better seller would be the S3 sedan.
I believe the 5 door hatchback (standard A3, not S3) has a chance, in limited versions, if the sedan sells well enough to justify it. If the sedan does poorly I don't think they will bring the hatchback.
Car and driver says we are getting S3,RS3 and sport back
Hopefully it accurate and audi changed their mind