The German based automaker Audi is planning to introduce two new versions of the A3, the Cabrio and the Plug-in Hybrid, to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Audi A3 Plug-in Hybrid will be based on the A3 Sportback and it will come with a 2.0 liter petrol engine under its hood, backed up by an electric motor and an 8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The total output produced by the hybrid powertrain is expected to stand at approximately 237 HP (174 kW). This will be enough to allow the model to keep a low fuel consumption of 2.0 liters every 100 km (117.6 mpg US / 141.2 mpg UK) in an average cycle and to drive on electricity up to 50 km (31 miles).
Besides the Audi A3 Plug-in Hybrid which will make its public debut during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in a couple of months, the German based automaker is also planning to introduce the A3 Cabrio to the same Swiss automotive event. The Audi A3 Cabrio will be based on the upcoming Audi A3 Sedan and the model will be based on the MQB modular transversal platform. The Audi A3 Cabrio will come with both front-wheel and all-wheel drive and the S3 Cabrio and RS3 Cabrio are also in the works. Additional details on the two models are limited for the moment and will be announced in Geneva.