Report: Audi’s A3-based crossover to come sometime in 2016 or 2017

To update the rumors that Audi was in the process of expanding the A3 family by adding a crossover based off of the subcompact, AutomotiveNews reports that Ingolstadt brand will be launching the model sometime in 2016 or 2017.

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It’s internally referred to as the “elevated space vehicle” and is aimed directly at BMW’s planned front-wheel drive compact crossover based on the Concept Active Tourer.

Five or seven seats will be made available and it will offer a high roofline for better interior space.

Audi said that they cancelled their idea to display the future A3-based compact at this year’s Frankfurt Motorshow, but the reasons for such a decision were not disclosed.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutomotiveNews

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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