Philip Brabec, Audi’s Director of Product, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the 2015 Audi A3 sedan.

Why did Audi decide to produce the first A3 sedan and why for the United States market?

Brabec talks about the two segments of the industry and how important they are in the U.S. industry.

The A3 sedan is a global car, but which market was the primary market when Audi thought of producing the car.

2015 Audi A3
Luxury sedan
MSRP: From $29,900

Horsepower: 150 horsepower to 220 horsepower
Curb weight: 3,175 lbs to 3,583 lbs
Engine size: 1.8 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI, 2.0 TDI

2015 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI
MPG: 23 city/ 33 highway/ 27 combined

2015 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI
MPG: 23 city/ 33 highway/ 27 combined

2015 Audi A3 2.0 TDI
MPG: 31 city/ 43 highway/ 36 combined

2015 Audi A3 Premium
Starting at $29,900

2015 Audi A3 Premium Plus
Starting at $32,450

2015 Audi A3 Prestige
Starting at $38,350