Five doors to real driving pleasure

The A3 Sportback takes the lion's share of Audi A3 sales, writes Shane O'Donoghue.

24th February, 2013
Top: the Audi A3 Sportback is no slouch on the road.

Last year, a song and dance was made about the arrival of an all-new Audi A3. While its styling is undoubtedly evolutionary - and so relatively conservative - the bestselling premium hatchback made bigger leaps in terms of efficiency, performance and perceived quality. It was launched initially as a three-door model and the five-door version has only just gone on the market in Ireland.

It's called the A3 Sportback and it takes the lion's share...

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