Audi has recently revealed the 2012 Audi A3 at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, an improved version of spy shots caught before.
The model’s interior features a dash angled in the driver’s favor, and a new MMI control panel which integrates handwriting recognition. Other highlights include circular air vents, a 7 inch pop-up infotainment system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. An option for a Phone Box will also be available to mate any cell to the car seamlessly.
Working with Nvidia, Audi developed a new “modular infotainment platform” with a Terga 2 processor, timed at 1.2 GHz to utilize the phone, navigation and internet features via a Multi-Media eXtension board. Expect to see a 1.4 GHz upgrade later with the release of the quad-core Terga 3 processor.
No release date for the A3 has been mentioned yet, although the Geneva Motor Show is a likely option. The German automaker has noted that it will be “launced in many countries very soon.”
– By: Alexandra Koken