Audi's successful model A3, which is the symbol of premium compact class, continues its success with its fourth generation. The new Audi A3 Sportback won first place in the 'Compact Cars' category at the "Golden Steering Wheel 2020-Golden Steering Wheel" awards, where 63 different models were evaluated.

A3 Sportback won the first place of its class in the competition, which is held annually by one of the most important publishing groups in the automotive world and where the finalists determined by the reader votes are evaluated by an international expert jury.

The A3 Sportback, which has been awarded many international awards since its launch and is the icon model of the Premium Compact Class, continues its success with its fourth generation. Stating that the "Golden Steering Wheel" award represents the strong team performance they are proud of, Audi CEO Markus Duesmann said, "While the new A3 Sportback appeals to a wide target audience, it continues to set new standards in design and digitalization. The new A3 Sportback is much more sporty. readers and the jury appreciated it for being digital and highly connected, "he said.

The "Golden Steering Wheel", one of the most prestigious automobile awards in the world, is also one of the oldest organizations in Germany in this regard. In the 2020 election of the competition, first held in 1976, 63 new models divided into eight classes fought for the grand prize. In each category, the three models with the most votes in the reader poll qualified for the finals. The final, in which 24 models participated, took place at the DEKRA Lausitzring in early October. A jury of international experts evaluated the candidates according to the criteria in the determined test scheme.


Launched in 1996 and seen as the founder of the premium compact class, as it constitutes a new segment of the four-ring brand, A3 has been three times since then; He won the "Golden Steering Wheel" award in 1996, 2012 and 2013. The A3 Sportback, which took its place on the roads with its fourth generation in 2020, continues both its success and claim with its progressive design, as well as new features such as infotainment, suspension and driver assistance systems.

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