Audi will introduce its 2016 A3 Sportback TDI sedan into the U.S. market during the summer of 2016, the automaker has announced.
With the A3 Sportback TDI, Audi hopes to expand the market for compact luxury cars offering a clean diesel variant. By the end of 2015, Audi plans to introduce the next-gen A3 sedan, A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel, and A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in electric hybrid vehicle.
The 2016 A3 Sportback TDI will be powered by a 2.0L clean diesel engine that generates 150 horsepower. The engine is paired with a six-speed S tronic transmission. Audi showed the vehicle at the New York International Auto Show in April.
Audi expanded its clean-diesel offerings in the U.S. with five 2014 TDI models available including the A6, A7, A8 L, Q5, and Q7.