The fourth generation Audi A3 is characterized by a more aggressive design than its predecessors and compact proportions. In the centre of the front end is the even more impressive grille with the classic hexagonal frame of the German premium manufacturer. The shoulder of the body extends in a smooth line from the headlights to the rear lights.

The surface below the waistline is concave – a new Audi styling element that puts more emphasis on the wheel arches. The new design of the digital daytime running lights of the Matrix LED headlights represents a further innovation. The sporty and sophisticated design continues inside with the new rear derailleur, with aluminium or carbon inlays, striking door openers and a black-panel-look dashboard. For the first time, seat covers made from recycled PET bottles and embellished with contrast stitching are used.

Particular attention has been paid to the technological sector. All functions are controlled by the two 12.3 and 10.1 inch displays, the first in the centre of the dashboard and the second, which acts as digital instrumentation, in front of the driver. The new A3 Sportback offers more space and functionality in a compact body. Measuring 4.34 metres long (excluding mirrors) and 1.82 metres wide without mirrors, the German premium has grown by just over three centimetres compared to the previous generation.