Matt Kim­berly

The Audi A3 saloon ar­rives on th­ese shores next month, has a preview

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Business Update -

brand new Hun­gar­ian fac­tory, fin­ished only a week be­fore the car’s in­ter­na­tional me­dia launch and built to pro­duce most of the car’s ex­te­rior parts in-house. As such it doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily need to share body panels with the hatch­back A3s, so the saloon has been pumped up a lit­tle with more pro­nounced shoul­der lines and body creases. It looks tauter and sharper than the cars it shares genes with. The boot has a sub­tle lip spoiler built into it and the wheel arches have been flared more – al­though they do kink strangely back in on them­selves. On the in­side there is a range of fin­ishes from the func­tional to the stylish. Full leather, cloth and leather/Al­can­tara op­tions are avail­able de­pend­ing on the model, but the qual­ity and pro­duc­tion stan­dards are gen­er­ally top-drawer. As for model avail­abil­ity, two trim lev­els have been primed for the car’s Septem­ber UK ar­rival. As al­ways, S line will be the range-top­ping grade – ex­pect big wheels and

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