Audi A3 E-tron in Europe this year, US next year, and Australia later

Before the end of 2013, the Audi A3 E-tron will enter Audi’s production cycle, and will launch in Europe in late 2013 or early 2014. Then in mid-2014, the A3 E-tron makes it over to the US.

Following the US launch of the E-tron, the vehicle will make its way to Australia in preparation for sales there.

Car Advice is reporting that “Audi Australia has placed pricing submissions in with Germany to get the Audi A3 E-tron” into Australia in 2014.

Audi Australia’s managing director, Andrew Doyle,  isn’t yet sure of the timing of the Australian launch for the A3 E-tron, but says the delay shouldn’t be much behind the regular A3’s launch.

The A3 E-tron price is set around €38,000 ($49,000 USD) in most of Europe, but it will likely be more expensive in Australia in order to compete with the Holden Volt, which is priced at nearly $60,000 AUD. The Audi A3 E-tron will undercut the Holden Volt slightly.

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1 comment

  1. Meh, poor attempt if you ask me.

    Tesla must be laughing their heads off at the German’s, even the BMW I3 is a joke, 80 odd miles range LOL

    The Audi has got an ICE = FAIL.

    8.8 kwh battery = Fail.

    38-45,000 euro’s = fail

    Here in Ireland it can’t qualify for the 5,000 Euro grant and ultra expensive taxes will have to be paid because it’s got an ICE = FAIL

    Nissan Leaf costs 25,000-27,000 and runs for 60 winter miles -84 in summer, fast charge for up to 120 miles a day or plug in at destination to a normal charger.

    The Nissan also requires far less maintenance and far less expensive to fuel.

    I’d buy the Chevy Spark EV far more than the Audi A3 E-tron and more winter range than the Leaf with it’s heated battery.

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