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Audi A3 News
A very limited number of 2017 models will be produced.
The big news is the improved turbo inline five-cylinder under the hood.
Audi's pocket-rocket sedan gets some good tech updates and remains in a class by itself.
If all goes well – a big if, we might add – Vahana could be airborne as early as the end of 2017.
No injuries or deaths have been reported.
This marks a halfway point of sorts.
Back in Germany, Audi is introducing an updated version of the A3 family with new lights, engines, and perhaps most importantly, the Virtual Cockpit system. Now if Ingolstadt will only send it our way.
Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announced details of their Takata inflator recalls, and the campaigns affect nearly 1.7 million vehicles in the US.
Audi will recall the A6, A7, and A3 in two campaigns because the models have airbag-related problems.
Audi promised last month that one quarter of its new vehicle sales would be electric by 2025. Turns out, that's the situation now in Holland and Norway.
Audi will offer A3 TDI owners in the US an identical Goodwill Package as Volkswagen to show appreciation for their patience during this emissions scandal. The participating customers will receive a $500 Visa, a $500 dealer gift card, and three years of 24-hour roadside assistance.
VW has launched a dedicated website to get diesel owners information on which models are affected, when they might be fixed, and other info about what's going on.