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Audi's new A3 model exposed

2007-08-27 14:07

Audi A3 cabriolet for 2008 (AUTOMEDIA)

Back in September 2005 Audi boss Martin Winterkorn confirmed that the Audi A3 cabriolet was coming, but was also quick to mention that it wouldn't be available untill at least 2008.

Now that 2008 is almost upon us, our shooters were able to catch a few spy photos of the A3 convertible testing near Ingolstadt.

If we can believe the rumours, the A3 Cabrio will be built in Audi's Brussels, Belgium, factory which Audi has just recently taken control over from Volkswagen.

The factory is capable of producing about 30 000 A3's annually and is also scheduled to build the new A1 (expected at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year).

The look of the A3 Cabrio is not very surprising, with the front looking like the current A3 generation but the rear end seems to have been styled after the new A5.

We're expecting to see the car in the flesh at the Geneva Show next March.


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