Stuff we don’t get: Audi A3 hatchback
That’s right. When Audi came up with a sedan version of the A3, they decided that Americans wouldn’t be getting the hatchback anymore.
(Except as an expensive and rare plug-in Hybrid E-Tron version)
I think it sucks. As the previous A3 was one of my favorite Audi model. (And it still sold about 4 times as well as the TT in the US)
Why not still offer it with the sedan?
Because they want us to buy the Q3 instead. That’s why. It took a while but the Q3 is finally coming to the US.
It is more expensive than the A3 hatch. And it took them long enough, but it is now certified in the US as a “light truck.” (The had to modify the “approach angle”)
Does anyone here knows the advantage of having the Q3 sold here as a light truck instead of a car?
Less mandatory safety? Weaker bumpers? More profits?
Whatever the reason is, they want us to buy “light trucks” instead of hatchbacks. And we don’t have a choice…