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