Audi is preparing for its first purely digital worldwide market launch for the new A3 family. One of the powertrain options will be an e-tron plug-in hybrid.
With the next-generation A3 Sportback (hatchback) and A3 Sedan, the plug-in hybrid will return, although at this point we don't know yet how much improved the 2nd model evolution PHEV will be. The previous version was equipped with an 8.8 kWh battery - good for about 16 miles (25.7 km) of EPA all-electric range.
In Europe, Audi already accepts orders for both, Sedan and Sportback as the conventional versions should arrive at dealerships in the summer. Other markets will follow.
The plug-in hybrid version is also coming this year, hopefully in both body versions and also to North America. Over the course of several years, Audi sold over 10,000 A3 Sportback e-tron in the U.S.
Let's take a look at the new A3 (conventional versions), as the plug-in hybrid should look very similar: