Audi A3: Ring in the new

The numbers
LxWxH: 4456 x 1796 x 1416mm
Wheelbase: 2637mm
Boot space: 425 litres
Wheels: 16-19 inches
Turning circle: 10.9m

Pros - Looks good on the road, well-appointed interior, engines, performance, chassis
Cons - Light steering, firm ride, all those wonderful gizmos are optional

The verdict
Not just a hatchback with a boot. This is an all-new car that tries hard to offer a luxury sedan experience in a compact package. Does reasonably well

Rating: 7/10