Audi A3 plug-in hybrid might debut in Geneva image

The German based automaker Audi is planning to introduce a new version of the 2013 A3, the plug-in hybrid, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March.

After pulling the wraps off the new generation of the Audi A3 hatchback almost a year ago, the German based automaker is planning to introduce a new version of the model, a plug-in hybrid, which might make its public debut a couple of months from now, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, in March. Depending on its starting price, the model in question might become a success on the Old Continent, but rumors are saying that its entry-level version will be priced from 35,000 euros.

The upcoming Audi A3 plug-in hybrid will be based on the 2013 Audi A3 Sportback and the model will get an 8 kWh lithium-ion battery along with a turbocharged 2.0 liter petrol engine under its hood, which should produce a total output of 237 HP (174 kW). The model in question should be able to provide a 50 km (31 miles) in electric mode and in hybrid mode it should burn an average of 2.0 liters of fuel every 100 km (141.2 mpg UK / 117.6 mpg US). More details on the model will be announced in Geneva.

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