Audi Canada has announced base pricing for its all-new 2015 A3 sedan.

This latest addition to the portfolio represents the entry level to the Audi brand of luxury vehicles and the brand said the A3 it will offer a combination of standard features including a panoramic glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces and AUDI MMI technology, all at a base MSRP starting at CAD$31,100.

“The Audi A3 sedan represents a new opportunity for Audi Canada” said Wolfgang Hoffmann, President, Audi Canada. “It will allow us to expand our offerings to Canadians and showcase lightweight materials, technology and sporty characteristics to a whole new segment.”

Per Audi, the A3 sedan is the first offering in the soon to be expanding Audi A3 family. It will be joined later in 2014 by the Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel, the high-performance S3 sedan and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV).

Audi Canada said even the base model of the all-new premium Audi A3 comes equipped with standard features that include Bluetooth technology, Audi pre sense basic and a panoramic glass sunroof.

The A3 also marks the first time, per Audi, that a vehicle in this segment will offer MMI technology, Audi active lane assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. The A3 in Canada will also feature standard leather seating surfaces and exceptional ergonomics.

The A3 sedan will offer powertrains for a wide variety of entry-luxury customer tastes, including a 1.8 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI, 2.0 TDI clean diesel, and a high-output 2.0 TFSI offered in the S3. For superior traction and handling, Audi said the A3 will also offer the Audi quattro all-wheel drive system which distributes power to the wheels that need it most.

All engines are mated to the standard 6-speed S tronic transmission, which provides the driver immense shifting flexibility and driving pleasure with smooth, dynamic acceleration and virtually no interruption to the power flow.

The A3 will be available in Canadian dealerships for sale in April 2014. Official fuel consumption ratings will be unveiled closer to launch.