Audi’s new A3, due to hit the market in the second half of next year, has been confirmed for production at the carmaker’s Gyor facility in western Hungary. Audi established the Gyor plant back in 1998 for production of its first TT sports coupe and this year it will see 50,000 second-generation TTs roll off the line, up from 23,675 last year according to Reuters.

"The market launch of the A3 Cabriolet is scheduled for next year, just in time for the start of the convertible season," Audi AG Chairman Rupert Stadler during a press event.

Stadler wasn’t willing to give an estimate for production numbers for the new A3 but did mention that the new Gyor site will aid Audi in reaching its goal of building 1.5 million cars a year by 2015.

The new A3 will be available in both three and five door configurations, but a new coupe and cabriolet model will follow soon after the release of the hatch. Expect most of the current engine options to carry over, including the sporty S3 model complete with a 265bhp (195kW) version of the 3.2L V6. Click here to see a rendering of the new car and more info.