2015 Audi A3 Cabrio Seeks Cheer Team Leaders (Video and All Interior/Exterior Photos)

My bad jokes aside, the A3 Cabrio will be very popular with all types of sun-seekers.

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The cute A3 Cabrio joins the U.S.-bound 2015 A3 line-up that also includes an all-new compact sports sedan and plug-in hybrid Sportback body styles.

The little A3 Cabriolet has been quite a hit in Europe in its current generation, where it brings (some of) the classy and expensive-looking style of its larger A5 and S5 Cabrio siblings.

While the display model wears the full S-line body kit, far more humble A3 Cabrio’s should start with pricing in the low $30,000 range when arriving stateside in Spring 2014.

Overall U.S. convertible sales have tumbled by about 70-percent since the start of the 2008 financial crisis, but Audi hopes this fun-loving beach cruiser will defy the odds.

How? With ultra-modern tech, brand image, and luxury.

The soft-top is operable at up to 31 mph, and the A3 Cabrio is able to still hold 10-plus cubic feet of luggage in the trunk, even with the top down.

But… Red Econo Cabrios Have a Tough History to Overcome

2015 Audi A3 Cabrio vs 1997 Toyota Paseo

Please, no one mention the Toyota Paseo!

Maybe it is the red color, or the economy-car proportions: but the Paseo comparison is much nicer than comparing the A3 Cabrio with the (future classic!) Geo Metro rag-top of the mid 1990s.

2015 Audi A3 Cabrio – Video

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2015 Audi A3 Cabrio – Interior Gallery