2019 Audi A3 Coupe Making Splashes in Segment

The speculations of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe model coming have been confirmed. The model is going to join to long line of configurations that the A3 offers. We already knew that the Sportback, the Saloon and the sedan have been slanted for releases. However, now there is a confirmation that the coupe version will also join the offer which Audi plans to bring.

The things is that the competition has been growing stronger. Both Mercedes and BMW are getting ready with their own offers with the GLC-Class and the Series 1 models making a debut. This immediately brought the attention to the makers in Audi. They wanted to make a car which will rival the those ones. It is highly important for Audi to stay competitive with its closest rivals. And that is why we have the A3 coupe coming soon.

Another reason for producing the baby Sportback is to shift its models a bit. This would also bump the A4 saloon within the executive class models. But at the same time it will allow it to come for the same price as offered now and not causing an exuberant increases.

Audi is actually copying Mercedes’ strategy as they have done the same. They managed to fill all of the segments with their own cars and that way keeping it all for themselves. Audi is smart to do so. Following this strategy will help them probably be as close to the competing cars as possible.

Their plan is to actually expand their roster of cars so by the year 2020 Audi is supposed to have 60 separate models on hand scattered across multiple different segments. This is also going to affect the popularity and the output the company is going to have.

The pictures that were released recently of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe also indicate that the release date is closer and we are looking forward to seeing this car finally appear.

Updated Exterior Design of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe

The new 2019 Audi A3 Coupe has gone through various updates. This makes the car look much more contemporary. The vehicle will this way be adapted to the fleet of cars that are making their way to the segment right now.

Some of the changes are going to modify the car a bit. However, generally speaking we can still recognize it as the A3 model. The face of the car has been largely modified and there are plentiful additions made. But the characteristics of the car is still the same.

The modifications generally make the car look bolder. And this is mainly thanks to the new grille design. It is going to be wider and sportier. In addition, it comes with some new LED headlights. The final part of the changes  to the front end is the new kind of a bumper. It rounds up the front end of the car nicely.

Since this is a coupe, you would expect the majority of the changes to the rear end of the car. So this is the case with the 2019 version of the A3 Coupe model. The slimmer taillights and a different kind of a bumper that resembles the one from the front is the one of the things you will notice.

Of course the changes in the roofline is necessary for this to be a coupe. The roof plunges downed and creates a new configuration for the A3 vehicle. Once we take a look at the end product we see that the car actually shares a lot of similarities with the Audi TT vehicle but does not take things too far.

Tech Heavy on the Inside

Probably one of the expectation that will catch the people’s attention about the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe is the inside. It comes with all the sorts of the tech updates. You will see a lot of parts that are carried over from the last merely updated with the latest technology. However there are also a lot of new ones which are going to debut here.

There is a heavy emphasis on the safety of the car. It also brings a lot of parts that we can get excited about. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system is on the top of our lists as it comes updated with the next-generation software. It is also important to add various connectivity features. These are going to be better integrated for use within the vehicle. It might also be that this car is going to bring us more when it comes to autonomous driving.

A self-driving mode will be implemented for this car and it will help it gain an advantage in the competitive market. They are mainly going for a futuristic interior. All the gadgets are really going to work for them and will bring a much more appealing package. Further equipment includes wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The futuristic interior will also gain an updated seating package. The inside is not going to be completed without an Audi-like variety of leather and soft materials. Expect both the front and back seats to be heavy on the exclusiveness and add many new added materials. This owes to the expanded spacing which the car will have and it will expand the options for the passengers inside.

New Type of a Platform

The newest 2019 Audi A3 Coupe is going to be built using the MQB platform. At the same time this means two things for the A3 coupe. First that it is going to be able to incorporate various kinds of engine options under the hood. Secondly, the size is going to matter.

With the platform the A3 coupe has all kinds of options when it comes to the engine usage. If they want to give the buyers plentiful choices when it comes to power and fuel economy, this is the best way to do it.  in fact, they can incorporate either a three or four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. They even have the option of putting in a diesel which will be necessary for the European market.

The additions of a plug-in hybrid e-tron unit will help with the fuel economy. This will satisfy the customers who are looking to save on fuel. Audi is fond of using their 48-volt electric system. They used this system on several of their current or past models. They are probably not going to experiment this time and we can hope to get this system here.

The current MQB chassis is a good one but it will need to grow slightly for this model. We are guessing that they are going to make the car grow a few inches so there is more room and more comfort on the inside. It is only going to make the car more beneficial and will keep the people inside happy.

Manu Rumors about the Powertrain of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe

We already know that the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe might come with an array of engines given for the brand. But there are no confirmation which say which ones are they going to add under the hood of this model. There are certain assumptions which leads us to believe that there might be some kind of evidence with the sedan version.

The A3 sedan is expected to come out with three gasoline and three diesel variants. So, since they are probably going to use the given platform it leaves them with a lot of room to maneuver and they can fit a whole lot underneath the car. This will most notably concern the European customers as the given engines are going to appear in the Euro-spec version but it will then be decided which ones are going to be transferred to America.

We start with the 1.0-liter, TFSI, gasoline-powered three-cylinder engine which is tiled to make 115 horsepower and 147.5 pound-feet of torque. Next in line of gasoline engines is the 1.4-liter, TFSI, COD four-cylinder which manages to up the performance and produce 150 horsepower and 184.4 pound-feet of torque. The range topping version is the 2.0-liter, TFSI four-cylinder, a newly produced one, which is able to push the performance all the way to 90 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

Diesel Engines

Next we come to the diesel batch of engines. The entry diesel variant should be the 1.6-liter TDI engine making 110 horsepower.  After it comes the mid-level 2.0-liter TDI which is going to come available with 150 horsepower and 250.8 pound-feet of torque The highest version is the 2.0-liter TDI engine and it makes a leading 184 horsepower and 280.3 pound-feet of torque of power.

As far as transmissions go the model will use either a six-speed manual transmission or the S Tronic seven-speed dual clutch.

The latest rumors are concerning the hybrid engine option which the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe will come with. This is going to mean the addition of the company’s latest e-tron hybrid powertrain which is an eco-friendly version and it will most likely be a lucrative offer for the segment.

It will use a 48-volt electrical system which many of the hybrids in the segment use. This is not at all an impossible offer and Audi will be lucky to make it work den incorporate into the offer. No word on the possible output nor fuel economy ratings and we are expecting this version to help the car improve its fuel consumption ratings.

Price Rates for the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe

The price is not currently available and it will take some time until the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe offers any news about its price. This would be interesting to see but there are going to be some price modifications. But as experts are rating it, the debuting entry model will come for a fee of £20,000. Of course the array of options and various sort of equipment will probably jack up the price even further. We are expecting larger shifts until the Release date comes.

What about the Release Date of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe

There are many speculations about the release date of the 2019 Audi A3 Coupe. Many are assuming that the car is getting ready for an early release. But as things are going for now it will take a little bit longer for the coupe to come out.

Audi is actually preparing to offer the starting lineup and present the initial batch of cars first. The sedan version will probably hit the market in early 2018, if not even before that. Within the next year expect otter configurations to come out while the last one on the menu is the coupe form. Thus, we can expect the debut of the A3 coupe in late 2019 and it will mark the start of sales for the car.

A Filled Segment of Vehicles

The new 2019 Audi A3 Coupe is going to arrive in a segment which is already offering some new cars within it. The list of rivals is not so large but the thing is that it makes for a very competitive segment between the rivaling companies which are already familiar to each other.

Long term rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW have already debuted their offers. The CLA class vehicles which are coming from Mercedes-Benz may offer class leading quality and stability and are perhaps the most luxurious in the segment that you can find. BMW came back with their Series 1 cars that are scheduled to make a debut the coming year.

Now it is time for Audi to make their claim and introduce a model of their own. The Audi A3 Coupe 2019 may just be the car to do it and as we are able to see from the current offer it will be quite possible that it might rival the established cars in the segment.


Rumored 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback Under Development

Shortly after the release of the Model 3, there are already rumors on 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback. This model could actually bring to a more functional Tesla fleet of cars. In addition, it will expand the roster with an additional version of the car.

Tesla has always been a company which strives to improvement and towards making oneself better. So it is not unusual for them to consider a hatchback version of the car.

Once the Model 3 vehicle made its debut it started attracting many people towards the brand. In fact, the very introduction and gearing up for this version was a big thing. We were anticipating this model very much and were waiting to see what it has. It is safe to say that it did not disappoint and that the Model 3 is one of Tesla’s finest products.

The idea behind the Tesla Model 3 vehicle was to bring the all-electric model to the masses and get it closer to the people. You can bet that it was successful. Namely, there were more than 400,000 pre-orders made without even seeing the car.

The next step in evolution would be a hatchback version. Although the company didn’t confirm this so far, they are viewing this as a possibility. They can decide to bring this model to fruition and actually use the popularity of the brand. Plus, they would bring an even more convenient model to the people.

Tesla might start to consider the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback soon. So we can beat them to the punch and give our estimations about how the car might look. Enjoy our review and our potential estimations about this car.

Designing the Exterior of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback

Making the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is going to be easy, at least aesthetically speaking. The mechanical side of things is a whole different story but we will concentrate on the looks for now. The Model 3 sedan already has what it takes to be transformed into a coupe. It’s mainly thanks to its coupe-like features that it has. It is not going to take too much to make the hatchback from the base version.

The front end will see a removal of a grille and all the air intakes, since there is no need for any. LEDs are added for the lights and also for the daytime running lights. They are placed in the form of strips along the bumper.

2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback Athletic Look

They will cut the overhangs, emphasizing the vehicle’s athletic form. The side of the car sees a character line. It is placed at an angle and when it combines with the raked stance of the car gives it more of an aggressive look. The wheels are going to come with rollers designed in a unique style.

But the rear part sees the most differences with the hatch part drifting away at a flatter angle. There is a single segmented sheet of glass. At the same time a spoiler is mounted in the back with a higher trunk as well. We also see that the hatch part has gain a lot of aero additions and new wraparound taillights.

The rendering of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback actually shows us a car which is more suitable in terms of its size and usefulness compared to the sedan version. It just seems more natural that they turn this small car  into a hatchback. On the other side, the sedan is very good looking as well. But just seems awkward in a way.

The Changes that can be Done on the Inside

One of the major things that the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback will expand compared to the sedan version is the cargo space. The hatch will increase the spacing inside. Additionally, it will offers us a larger volume in the rear and the in front, as the sedan has two cargo bays.

But it is not certain how much more cargo space they are willing to offer. As we see it, they have to match what the rivals are offering. Therefore it would not make much sense to expand if they are not capable of doing it right.

This model will have foldable seats. This is not only going to help increase the cargo space. It will also give us enough room for 5 people to be accommodated at the same time.

The cabin will also go through an update. And this is both in terms of the layout on the dashboard and the controls. They will shift most of the controls to the center mounted touchscreen on the dash. Therefore, the passenger and the driver will have access to the infotainment system that way.

We are probably going to be treated to a more modernistic approach here so less hard buttons and switches will be given. We also expect to see the basic Autopilot features given for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback. This is a usual addition in every Tesla vehicle so this one is not going to be one which is going to miss those.

Powertrain for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback

As we expect it the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback will probably borrow the powertrain from the sedan version. The problem is that the information about the powertrain of the sedan is still limited.

They have not unveiled everything that we want to know, so we cannot really confirm nor guess how the hatchback is going to fare. What we can say is that the base model will probably come with a RWD drive and be capable of attaining a range of 215 miles, which probably means that they are adding a 40-kWh battery pack.

We can also expect that the 0-60 mph acceleration comes to about 6 seconds of time. Of course, there are probably going to be some higher specs models available and we assume that those will get to use a 60-kWh battery pack or even a 70-kWh one.

The former one could offer a range of 250 miles and an acceleration of up to 5 seconds, while the latter option provides a range of 300 miles and 4 seconds to get to 60 mph.


We estimate that the price for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback will not differ so much compared to the sedan version. It might add a couple of hundreds but it will initially come to a price of $27,500. The higher trim levels will of course get a higher bump in the price and will probably amount to somewhere around $55,000.

Rivaling Vehicles

The competition for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is probably a standard one. There are already a lot of hatchback cars with an electric engine available so the Model 3 is just going to be one of the many. But this is a Tesla so it immediately gives it a lot of advantage when we compare it to the other ones. Vehicles such as Chevrolet Bolt and the Nissan Leaf are in for a surprise when the Hatchback version of the Model 3 comes out.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz to Finally get a Production Date

Emerging news about a production version 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz truck have spawned a lot of debates and stories which are all peculiar. Actually oF all of them are true. But there is some truth within all the assumptions and estimations that people are making.

The Santa Cruz pickup truck should be the first Hyundai based mid-size pickup truck that they are planning for the lifestyle segment.

The concept for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz actually showcased a few years ago at the Detroit Motor Show. Everybody viewed this as Hyundai merely making a study for some of their future vehicles. However, no one actually believes that this idea would really become a production model in the first place.

Now we have more confirmation of them building the crossover truck. So we are ever so exasperated to hear it. And we are puzzled at the same time.

In order for this idea to become true, Hyundai has to figure out many technical things. One of them is the place where they might build this vehicle. They are aiming the US market as their primary foothold. So there are many possibilities that they will make the truck in the plant at Montgomery, Alabama.

This is the primary choice. However there is a possibility that the truck gets to be assembled at the Kia factory in Mexico. There are even talks of them actually making it in Korea and shipping them off to the needed markets, but that is a whole different story.

So as all of these emerging news are actually giving us more things to believe in, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz might actually become a reality before we realize it.

When is the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz expected to Debut?

For now this is probably the part about the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz which we have the least of information. They are keeping this a secret and they are merely hinting on the model being built. But we think that they will offer an announcement and at least bring more evidence at the forthcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.

They might not reveal the exact release date. However they will probably make an official announcement of the model so we at least know that it is in production. If things pan out as we hope they would, we will be getting some spy photos soon after that. This will probably result in a release date scheduled for some time on 2019.

Why is the Release of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz so Important?

The addition of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz is an important prospect for the company. Adding the midsize-pickup truck to its range of vehicles would increase the versatility that the company is proposing. In addition, it will allow them to expand.

They are already selling 100,000 units per year. And they have managed to continue the trend for a period of about 10 years already. However the pickup truck segment is the new field. And it would be nice for them to start planning a star model here. Enter the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz.

It could be extremely hard to break into the US market. Only a handful of models have done so. In the past not many models coming from Asia have broken the overtly domestic market of pickup trucks.

The best, and also as some see it the only, example is the Honda Ridgeline which only managed to make a breakthrough with the introduction of the Ridgeline. All past attempts were considered as failures. So making the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz is extremely important for the company and its success will define how the company decides to treat the segment in the future.

Changes for the Design of the Car

The design of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz will mainly be based on the concept vehicle which debuted in 2015. But there are going to be some changes which make this version a production ready car and also a more modern model.

The changes which we think are going to happen include the change from half doors to full-size doors. But the silhouette of the car is going to be kept and the model will have the same kind of a design. As far as the platform goes, we are probably going to see the Santa Cruz ride on the same unibidy platform that the Tuscon model uses. It would be quite good to see this made.

Still no News about the Engine of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Probably the part everyone wants to know about the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz is the engine. Unfortunately we are not going to get any news right now and these will probably appear after the official announcement is made.

Rumor has it that the company is developing a Genesis-based engine. They also say that this one will be used for the US-spec models. This would probably include a newly developed four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. But we do not know how much power it would hold. For now the information about the specs is still scarce.

Competition Vehicles

If the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz makes its debut according to plans, it will have a tough time in the US market adapting. The midsize pickup segment is not an easy one if we look at what they already have in America. The models that have appeared in recent years cannot be easily disregarded.

Although other Hyundai models have been doing pretty well here, historically speaking lifestyle pickups are not a thing which attract so much attention. One of the few which managed to succeed is the Honda Ridgeline model which has an established basis already.

If Hyundai wants to make an impact with their Santa Cruz model then they have to start thinking about using the formula that has already worked for the brands which are already established. Or if they want to be unique, then be as imaginative as possible in order to trump the other ones.

The road to success is not going to be an easy one for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz as Honda has come out recently with their 2017 Ridgeline update, so the popularity of this car is not dissipating any time soon.

Additionally, Tesla and Mercedes have also confirmed their entrance in the segment with potential vehicles coming out in the near future. This will greatly hamper the progress of the Santa Cruz pickup. So it is perhaps the best time for them to enter the market with their offer.

Expected Price Range for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz

The potential price of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz should be somewhere around $25,000 as a start. There is still no way to confirm this. But we are basing our estimation on the currently available stats on the market. If the model comes out with an AWD system and all the amenities and the pieces we expect it to have, it is an appropriate price.

It actually makes it a whole 5,000 dollars more expensive compared to the Colorado model. But would make it 5,000 dollars cheaper than the Ridgeline, its primary rival in the segment. Their goal is to sell as much as 50,000 units for starters. With that number increasing for 20,000 units more after that.