Parking just got easier for drivers of the new Audi A3 Carbiolet, as all models now have the option of coming with a new parallel park assist system.
The technology comprises ultrasonic sensors which can seek out parking spaces, alert the driver to the window of opportunity availability via a Driver Information System (DIS) and then automatically steer the car into the space.
For the privilege of being able to get themselves into a tight spot drivers will have to pay £725 for their Sport and S line versions of the A3 Cabriolet to be fitted with the parallel park assist system, while standard model drivers will have to pay £925 to have DIS and the parallel park assist system installed.
However, standard spec drivers will have alloy wheels, semi-automatic hood operation, air conditioning, powered windows and mirrors and a CD audio system as a matter of course.
Sport and S line models, meanwhile, will come with a fully automatic acoustic hood and wind deflector.
Audis have proved popular in the UK in recent years, and the manufacturer broke the 100,000 sales barrier in 2007.