Under a law enacted to improve air quality in capital regions, which was revised in 2013, carmakers that sell over 4,500 units annually are required to make up 9.5 percent of their sales with low-emissions cars such as pure electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles.
Audi Korea’s quota for this year is 3,000 units, which it has fulfilled through sales of the A3.
|2018 A3 40 TFSI (Audi Korea)|
“It (the A3 40 TFSI) is not a model high in demand, but we have decided to sell the model to comply with the law and restore customers’ trust in the Korean market,” Audi Korea said in a statement.
Between November 2014 -- when the A3 35 TFSI was launched -- and January 2016, 57 units had been sold.
Audi Korea said 3,000 units of the A3 have sold out, and deliveries will continue to be made through its official used car dealerships, Audi Approved Plus, as the batch is small in quantity.
By Kim Bo-gyung (firstname.lastname@example.org)