Audi LogoBMW’s formula of taking a boot onto the 1-Series and creating a coupe out of it sparked an idea in the Volkswagen AG stables. The American market while in a slump is still of significance to car manufacturers, and they love stuff with boots not hatches, so Audi is apparently going to launch the next generation Audi A3 with a boot, basically Audi’s equivalent to the Volkswagen Jetta. Autocar UK also reports that the new A3 will not be based on the Mk6 GTI platform (largely a rehashed Mk5), but a next generation platform. The A3 will also have the adaptive damping system also found on the A4.