may have accidentally let slip the exterior design of its upcoming 2013 A3.The German automaker set about showing off the hatchback's cabin with a static display at Las Vegas' CES ahead of the vehicle's expected unveiling at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The display gives the world a sense of what to expect from the luxury compact's front seats, center console and dash, which features a stand-alone LCD display that rises out from above the instrument panel's center air vents. Like other Audi displays, the screen features various vehicle menus, including two that show off the full exterior of the three-door model.

Judging from these two quick glimpses at the hatchback, the three-door will feature a new, more aggressive face. From the looks of things, buyers can expect to continue to find a large, signature Audi single-frame grille flanked by more purposeful headlights and sporty air intakes set low int he front fascia. Head over to Audiboost.com for a closer look at the vehicle inside and out. Don't get too attached to what you see, however. Past reports have suggested the vehicle will only debut as a sedan here in the States.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, is anybody surprised?
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are many better views on the exterior from MMI. Front, rear... http://www.autoforum.cz/predstaveni/nove-audi-a3-2012-vzhled-zevnejsku-predcasne-odhalen/
      • 3 Years Ago
      Surprise, it looks like an audi.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh look another Audi that looks like every other damn Audi out there. Wake me up when they come up with something different.
        • 3 Years Ago
        this one looks like a Hyundai Veloster - same big mouth grill, same headlights. Perhaps the new A3 will be a rebadged Veloster or vice versa.
      • 3 Years Ago
      WOW!!! What a stunning departure from previous Audis. (sarcasm)
      Jason Alan Sipes
      • 3 Years Ago
      WoW, it looks like a Audi.....
      • 3 Years Ago
      people who can not make out which Audi is which must be blind imho.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I usually can, but I was honestly confused when a new A6 came up from behind and I thought it was an A4 or an A8.
      • 3 Years Ago
      All the new Audi designs are starting to blur. They all look like larger or smaller versions of each other. Lets make them look at least a little different, Audi.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's almost like they're in panic mode. That Peter guy gave all the models their current basic shape, and since he went to Kia, all their new models have barely undergone evolutionary changes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Didn't the A3 "concept" already preview the new car in Frankfurt?
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      "the vehicle will only debut as a sedan here in the States" *throws a tantrum*
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't believe that any reveal of a new Audi, accidental or not, is worthy of news anymore. I cannot tell the difference between any of their models from the front.
      • 3 Years Ago
      to be honest with you guys. audi's lackin of design i m nt sayin they're bad in shape no they're very nice and stylish. but they all look same. from a3 to a8 they all look like smaller medium and large versions. u cant tell the difference from front specially.
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