Here is a late quick look at the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron at the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit, where the plug-in hybrid A3 didn't attract much media attention in the shadows of premieres of some other models, including Audi's own H-tron Quattro Concept.

But the Audi A3 e-tron went on sale in the U.S. in December managing to record its first 49 sales.

Audi sold nearly 36,000 A3 in 2015, so we expect that in 2016 at least a few thousand of them will be the A3 e-tron plug-in version.

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