LOS ANGELES – Audi of America Inc. does not want buyers to think of its new '06 A3 5-door hatchback as an entry-level car. Nor does the German near-luxury marque want it to be called a hatchback. No, the marketing and design gurus from Ingolstadt, Germany, are pitching Audi's first salvo into the U.S. compact luxury segment as something “new.” One designer even dubbed the car the “new Avantivity” vehicle, sort of a cross between a sedan and wagon. Whatever. '06 Audi A3 Simply put, ...

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