The new Audi A3 e-tron will use the Volkswagen Group’s Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) with unit battery cells. There probably won’t be an e-model in the layout of the “classic” compact car based on the MEB from the manufacturer Ingolstadt.
In August last year, Audi boss Markus Duesmann in the ‘Vorsprung 2030’ strategy said that from 2026 onwards new models will only come with electric drive.
Production of the internal combustion engine will be phased out in 2033. From this statement, it makes sense that the 2027 generation Audi A3 will only be an electric vehicle.
According to Auto Motor und Sport, the electric Audi A3 will use the Scalable Systems Platform (SSP). VW only gave a few details about the platform. As stated by Audi boss Markus Duesmann, who also heads the group’s research, the “800 Volt Flex” system will become standard for mechatronic platforms.
Vehicles using SSP will come to market in 2026. After that, “all-important future models” will be based on this platform – with outputs from 85 to 850 kW and for all makes and models.