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2014-04-22 13:08

WELL DONE: Audi's A3 has been crowned World Car of the Year. The company has won seven WCY titles since 2005. Image: Audi

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2014 Audi A3 sedan

2013-12-05 06:14

Audi South Africa has launched its latest offering to its compact stable... Meet the A3 sedan. It goes on sale in January 2014.

NEW YORK, USA - The Audi A3 has won the World Car of the Year Award for the second time in 10 years - the A6 won in 2005.

Thit the third-generation A3 beat 23 other cars running for the tile.

The competition was judged by an international panel of 69 automotive journalists from 22 countries.

Chairman of Audi, Rupert Stadler, said: "The Audi A6 was the first winner of this award and we are delighted that the Audi A3 has repeated that achievement. This win the whole company can celebrate."

The new Audi A3 is available as a three-door, Sportback, Cabriolet and Sedan. It is powered by a range of TFSI petrol and TDI diesel engines.

SEVEN TITLES FOR AUDI

Audi says it has had a 16-year success story with the A3. In 1996 the first generation established an entirely new market segment - the premium compact class.

The second generation followed in 2003 and the company extended its lead with the addition of a cabriolet to the familiar three door and Sportback body styles.

Audi has maintained its position as the manufacturer with the most WCYA titles. It has won three World Performance Car titles, two World Car Design of the Year titles and the inaugural World Car of the Year title. In total the company has won seven titles at the World Car of the Year Awards:
 
2005 - Audi A6 -World Car of the Year
2007 - Audi RS 4 - World Performance Car; Audi TT - World Car Design of the Year
2008 - Audi R8 - World Performance Car; Audi R8 - World Car Design of the Year
2010 - Audi R8 V10 - World Performance Car
2014 - Audi A3 - World Car of the Year
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