Our cars: Audi A3 Sportback video update

* Audi A3 Sportback joins the What Car? fleet * 1.4 petrol engine that was in our 2013 Car of the Year * Sport trim takes total price to 25,840...

Our cars: Audi A3 Sportback video update

The Audi A3 Sportback started 2013 by picking up the What Car? Car of the Year title.

To put it to a further and more intensive test, we have now taken delivery of a bright red Audi A3 Sportback, complete with the same 120bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine and manual gearbox that was in the award-winning car.

However, editor John McIlroy has chosen to take a closer look at a few of the Audi's extras. He has chosen to go for Sport specification, which brings climate control, a sports steering wheel, funkier seats and 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. However, he didn't want to compromise on ride quality, so he deselected the sports suspension a no-cost option, and one he is already glad he chose.

There are a few other options on our new car, and John talks through them and his first impressions in the first of his video updates on life with the A3 Sportback.

By Tom Webster