2014 Audi A3 sedan teaser

The A3 sedan and a two-door cabriolet are the only two A3 variants guaranteed to come to the U.S.; the three- and five-door hatchbacks likely will stay in Europe. As are the A3 hatches, the sedan is based on the Volkswagen Group’s new MQB modular front-drive architecture. Based on an A3 sedan test mule our spy photographers caught out in the wild, the production model largely will look like a scaled-down, stumpier A4. Audi also released a brief peek at the the aft quarters of the A3′s interior, which promises to be more luxe than what the brand previewed at CES last year (we expect the dashboard to mimic the hatchback’s)—all the better for going up against Mercedes-Benz’s new CLA250.

Audi says it will provide fans with a sneak peek at the 2014 A3 sedan on March 27, which happens to be the first day of the 2013 New York auto show. We’ll bring you more info as soon as it becomes available.

By Alexander Stoklosa