The original premium hatchback, the Audi A3 has been something of a phenomenon, where its combination of practical size, classy looks and technology have struck a chord with buyers. Audi has been a master at offering executive-level luxury throughout its range, and the build quality and materials inside the A3 are meticulously well done. It’s good to drive too, with sharp steering. Whether economy or performance is your preference, the range of 1.6- and 2.0-litre TDI engines, as well as an efficient plug-in hybrid 1.4-litre TSI unit, are well-matched.
Price Ј24,080 to Ј37,885 Trim levels SE Technik, Sport, S line, Black Edition, e-tron Engines 2.0 Diesel (114bhp), 2.0 Diesel (148bhp), 2.0 Diesel (188bhp), 1.4 Petrol plug-in hybrid (201bhp) Engines 2-door cabriolet, 4-door saloon and 5-door hatchback CO2 emissions 38 to 135g/km Combined fuel economy 54.3 to 166.2mpg