• Aug 20th 2007 at 8:04AM
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It's no secret that Audi is attempting to be all things to all people, and with its sights set on becoming the preeminent automaker in Deutschland, that means bringing more product to the market in quick order. So say "Hello" to the A3 convertible.

Caught while undergoing testing, the cabrio version of Audi's two-door hatch sports a revised taillight arrangement, along with a new MINIscule boot that looks like it would have a hard time fitting much more than a duffle and a few bags of groceries. The rear-seat passengers apparently will get rollover protection in the form of two hoops behind their heads, and while retractable hardtops are all the rage, previous reports, and these new shots, reveal that Audi will be sticking with a soft-top. No surprise, considering the A3's diminutive footprint and price point.

Follow the 'Read' link below for more, and expect the A3 cabriolet to debut in Geneva next year.

[Source: Auto Titre via the German Car Blog]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      First off...that does NOT look good.

      Secondly, that shot of the A3 from the side illustrates the design philosophy that all automakers have been following recently, the high sills.

      Look at any new convertible on the road today and the majority of them make it so the passengers heads can barely be seen from the rear. Heck, in that A3 a front passenger can barely see out the side windows. The back seat passengers will need booster seats to see out.

      I miss the good ol' days of cars, when the top was down you could be seen...by everybody...which is exactly the point!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've seen this car before in the '90's. it was the VW Cabrio.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What is the differance between this and the Eso?
      • 8 Years Ago
      You are forgeting something that the design you pointed to is a safety feature,when you role over it doesnt cut your head of.
      Try that in an old US convertible
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