Why the 2015 Audi A3 Sportback E-tron Matters:
Every automaker on the planet is exploring alternative powertrain solutions, with most car companies focused on transition technologies that wean society from gasoline and diesel to whatever’s next. While Audi is increasingly reliant on diesel to meet tougher U.S. fuel economy standards, electrification is another solution the company is offering, as evidenced by the 2015 Audi A3 Sportback E-tron. A plug-in gas-electric hybrid model, the new A3 Sportback E-tron is notable not just for its drivetrain. This is the only way to buy the redesigned 2015 Audi A3 in 5-door hatchback format.