( Worldcarfans ) - Just in time for the next summer season Audi will be launching its convertible version of the A3. Much like the BMW 1-Series Convertible recently revealed, the A3 Convertible seen here on the motorway in the south of France gets a red canvas top instead of a metal folding roof as previously rumored and A5 styled rear end. As seen in previous spy photos, the A3 Convertible gets the mid-cycle facelifted front end and is expected to have its public debut at next year's Geneva Motor Show in March along side the regular A3 facelift. Changes include new headlamps and revised front bumper fascia and a wider and reshaped front grille with fitting hood similar to the all new A4 model . The A3 facelift is also expected to receive new engines like the new common-rail diesel with 140 horsepower and the 1.4 liter TSI petrol with a 10hp increase to 150hp.
The photos are showing 1 shot of the convertible and two front views of the facelifted A3.