The current-generation Audi A3 has been an important model for the Volkswagen Group taking into consideration it was the first car to ride on the MQB platform. A plethora of small to medium cars have been launched since the A3’s debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and now VAG is getting ready to refresh its flexible MQB platform.
Debuting next year along with its MQB sisters Volkswagen Golf VIII and SEAT Leon IV, the fourth-gen Audi A3 has been spotted out in the open for the first time. Oddly enough, not only was this prototype carrying around the production body, but it appeared to be the hotter S3. Judging by the S-specific quad exhaust tips at the back and what look to be fairly generous air vents up front, we are inclined to believe this is, in fact, the warm performance variant.