There's no secret that Audi plans an A3 Cabriolet to slot below the A4 soon-to-be-A5 Cabriolet. Audi AG boss Rupert Stadler has even confirmed that the car will be built alongside the TT at the company's Hungary plant. Unfortunately, a top source at Audi of America has confirmed to us that the soft top will not come to the USA.
Why not? Our sources say the car shares too much with the three-door A3, and that the 3-door was never developed for US sale. There wasn't a business case for changing it to be eligible for the North American market apparently.
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