Cars of 2014: Vol.1

Audi A3 Sedan

It's a segment that's about to crack wide open - the German compact sedan segment. Merc's bringing in the CLA (more on that ahead), and Audi will introduce its very own product for this segment, the A3 sedan, in India in 2014. Expect the 177bhp 1.8-litre TFSI petrol and the 147bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesel motors at launch, while the 138bhp 1.4-litre TFSI four-pot may be offered at a later date. And yes, this super-light four-door (the 1.4 TFSI-powered A3 weighs a smidge over 1,250 kg) will be the cheapest Audi sedan you can buy.

Expected launch: Mid-2014

TG drives the Audi A3 saloon in Budapest