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  • 2013 Audi A3 leaked official sketches

    We got a pretty good indication as to how the next-generation 2013 Audi A3--the new Sedan variant, at least--will be styled with the unveiling of the A3 Sedan Concept at last month’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Now, Audi has released several teaser sketches of the production version, this time of both the Sedan and Hatchback variants. The sketches reveal typical Audi design language of sporty elegance, integrating the now familiar single-frame grille with its tapered upper corners and headlights. With the interior sketch, we can clearly see a new MMI controller and sporty flat-bottomed...

  • Audi A7 teaser site
    Audi Launches A7 Sportback Teaser Site, Reveal Come This Month

    Audi’s new A7 Sportback is expected to make its world debut next month at the 2010 Moscow Auto Show and in the lead up to the unveiling the automaker has launched a new teaser site--but unfortunately it’s in Dutch. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to see the car as it’s...

  • 2012 Audi A1 Sportback rendering
    Rendered: 2012 Audi A1 Sportback

    The minicar segment is about to explode, with new models planned from most of the major automakers including, for the first time, premium labels such as Audi. While most are heading down the budget road Audi will be launching an upmarket model to tackle the likes of the MINI, Fiat 500...

  • 2009 mitsubishi lancer sportback ralliart 006
    Mitsubishi prices 2010 Lancer Sportback Ralliart from $27,590

    With Subaru's defection from sedan to hatch-only status for the WRX STI, some fans lost their love for the rally-bred monster and started eying the heretic's choice: the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. But fans of the Lancer have so far been stuck with the opposite problem: no hatchback. That...

  • Giant Audi TT sculpture
    Ten ton Audi TT on display in Ingolstadt

    A new landmark has arrived in the city of Ingolstadt, Germany just in time for Audi’s 100th anniversary. The landmark is a giant Audi TT, which was presented this morning in the grassy area just outside the company’s headquarters by Audi exec Dr. Werner Widuckel and Ingolstadt mayor Dr...

  • 2011 Audi A8 preview
    Audi A1 and A8 will miss September’s Frankfurt Motor Show

    Audi is working on a handful of new models set for launch over the next 12 months but despite the prominence of the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show two of the key models won’t be appearing. The cars are the all-new A1 minicar and next-generation A8 flagship. Both cars are expected to be...

  • 2010 Audi A5 Sportback

    Audi will be releasing a host of models in the coming years to expand into new segments as it attempts to topple BMW and Mercedes in the quest to sell more than a 1.5 million vehicles by 2015. Some of the cars in the pipeline include the A1 premium hatch, A7 four-door coupe and a Sportback version of the current A5. While we’ve seen concept versions of the A1 and A7 before, this September’s Frankfurt Motor Show will reportedly play host to the unveiling of the all-new A5 Sportback. According to Auto Motor und Sport, the new A5 Sportback will go on sale by the end of the year...

  • caractere design program facelifted audi a3 004
    Caractere modified Audi A3 balances taste with tuning

    Unlike many of their competitors, the Belgians at Caractere don't do the European version of tacky, flashy tuner cars. Instead, they focus on adding minor enhancements that give the owner a unique look without clamoring for attention. The design program for the Audi A3 offers a range of front and...

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart
    Mitsubishi planning hot trio of cars including Evo X FQ400

    Factory-upgraded versions of typically sedate sedans and hatchbacks have become de rigeur for most major carmakers. Mitsubishi's have been largely hit-or-miss, but the company's next trio of factory specials promise to be on target. The much-lauded Lancer Evolution X gets FQ400 treatment, pushing...

  • 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart
    Mitsubishi confirms Lancer Sportback GTS and Ralliart for U.S.

    The rally-car wars just got a little hotter, as Mitsubishi has today confirmed it will be bringing the Lancer Sportback to the U.S. The hatchback bodystyle equips it to do battle on equal footing with Subaru's Impreza and WRX hatches when it arrives in the U.S. around the middle of the year...

  • 2009 Audi A7 Sportback Concept
    Audi releases full details for Sportback concept

    While many carmakers are either scaling back their 2009 Detroit Auto Show presence, or pulling out altogether, Audi has bucked the trend with a number of important unveilings at this year’s event. The German luxury marque has already released details about its new V10-powered R8 supercar, and...

  • 2008 Audi A1 Sportback Concept
    Audi A1 and Toyota iQ minicars in contention for U.S. launch

    Ford’s upcoming second-generation Ka isn’t the only fuel-efficient urban runabout being considered for a United States launch, with latest reports indicating both Audi and Toyota are also considering bringing their latest minicar creations Stateside. Such an idea was almost unheard of...

  • 2008 Audi A1 Sportback Hybrid Concept

    Audi has taken the wraps off its second concept vehicle to wear the ‘A1’ moniker in less than a year, revealing the car online less than a day out from its world debut at this week’s Paris Motor Show. The first A1 concept vehicle was the Metroproject Quattro hybrid concept from last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, and like the original the latest version also features a hybrid powertrain. As its name suggests, the A1 Sportback features a five-door bodystyle and a sloping rear hatch design. Other features are shared with the previous Metroproject, although the Sportback...

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