Audi showcased the model at the Auto Expo 2014 held at Greater Noida earlier this year but there were no signs of a launch being carried out and only petrol version of the model was displayed at the event.

The sedan has been caught testing regularly in India. Its first ever pictures emerged in August last year.

The A3 is expected to come with two powertrains. According to sources, the base variant is a 1.4-litre TFSI with 138bhp on tap. Next up is the 1.8-liter TFSI that produces a meatier 177bhp, paired to a 7-speed DSG gearbox.

There is also one diesel option, a 2.0-liter TDI engine that churns out 150hp and 320Nm of torque paired to a manual transmission, as per sources.

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