Audi previews next creation A3 hatchback

Audi has taken an interesting approach forecasting the next creation A3 with a sedan concept at the Geneva Motor Show even though the recent model is principally a hatchback. When it does hit showrooms sometime next year, however, the next generation A3 is expected to be offered first with a tailgate before a trunked version comes along the three door model leading the five-door, then the sedan and at last the soft-top convertible.

The information comes along with a trio of sketches released by Audi to the British motor press alongside those of the R8 GT Spyder. The renderings depict the three-door hatchback, the four-door sedan and the cabin of the next generation A3 manufacture model, which is tipped to be even more diverse in its engine offerings than it is in its body styles: expect gasoline, diesel, natural gas, hybrid and complete electric versions to be rolled out in succession.

The cabin, meanwhile, is tipped to feature the most recent technologies, including Audi's MMI controller and a pop-up infotainment screen. Look for the production 2013 A3 in one body form or another to debut in Geneva coming March, a year after the sedan concept we saw there previous month.