This is the RS3 we’re waiting for, here in the North American market. Because our customers are irrational, the won’t buy hatchbacks. Because they won’t buy hatchbacks, Audi won’t sell any here. Which is why we won’t get the RS3 Sportback. However, we will get the Audi RS3 Sedan, which is why we’re excited about these new spy photos. (We don’t own them but check them here)
Unsurprisingly, it looks like an Audi A3 Sedan, just with some more aggressive bits. For instance, its grille is a bit sportier, its wheels are larger and much more aggressive, it sits lower to the ground and it gets a subtle lip spoiler at the back. It also gets Audi Sport’s signature oval tailpipes.
As subtle as it looks, the bright green paint finish looks great, giving the rather tame looking sports car a pop of vibrancy.