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    Thread: Motorauthority: A3 Sedan LA Reveal

    1. Member Travis Grundke's Avatar
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      10-08-2012 10:12 AM #1
      Motorauthority is picking up on the A3 Sedan reveal in LA along with the story from over the weekend about the Sportback and convertible.

      http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...ortback-report

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      10-08-2012 01:01 PM #2
      Very good stuff. Any news is good news at this point.
      S550Mustang/435i GranCoupe/V60Polestar/RS3/S3/GolfR hmm, plot thickens...

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      10-21-2012 03:42 AM #3
      I'd love to have a s3 sportback.

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      10-22-2012 03:29 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by boostin20 View Post
      I'd love to have a s3 sportback.
      +1 or RS3 Sportback. Pray to Audi NA decision makers. Please don't screw this up.
      S550Mustang/435i GranCoupe/V60Polestar/RS3/S3/GolfR hmm, plot thickens...

    5. 10-22-2012 07:23 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by djdub View Post
      +1 or RS3 Sportback. Pray to Audi NA decision makers. Please don't screw this up.
      seriously? its gonna be a sedan sadly

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      10-23-2012 02:16 PM #6
      I know that the Sportback's won't be shown right away.

      Not worried about the Sedan at all. Good for Audi trying to make the A3 sell that much more in the USA. With that said, I still hope they won't leave out the Sportback later on.
      S550Mustang/435i GranCoupe/V60Polestar/RS3/S3/GolfR hmm, plot thickens...

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      10-24-2012 04:19 PM #7
      Checking on L.A. rumor.

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      10-25-2012 10:01 AM #8
      I think what is likely to happen is that Audi will flesh out the A3/MQB line with some new designs and configurations.... building off of the convenience and flexibility of the sportback- but in a different configuration- an updating. I've written about this before-
      that the MQB platform offers multiple design solutions. And the marketplace is always looking for the new.
      To me one of the things that argues for the sportback to be offered in the the U.S. is if someone can make a compelling financial case for the consumer viability of what now is a heritage iconic design- basically a classic hatch type of roofline.

      More likely I think is that something like a sport-tourer will be coming. The impetus for Audi to compete and match upcoming models from BMW and Mercedes is almost irresistible and the argument for bringing the sportback to the US begins to diminish when it will be competing against new models/new design solutions that feature a different approach to the compact segment.

      Bottomline- I'd say chances are 50-50; and if the sportback does go on sale here - snap it up.

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