UPDATE 2-Audi plans 60,000 of new A3 Sportbacks a year


(Releads, adds details) BUDAPEST, June 24 (Reuters) - Audi plans to make 60,000 units a year of its newly launched A3 Sportback, a direct rival to BMW's new 1-series and a key addition to Audi's small car offering, the German carmaker's chairman said on Thursday. The A3 shares the chassis with the Volkswagen-Audi group's most popular car, the Golf, but the new Sportback is slightly longer than previous A3, and its strongest engine is 250 horsepower (184 kWh). It will also offer a ...

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