The upcoming new Audi A1 has actually been identified almost completely uncamouflaged while screening in southern Spain. In spite of being one of the company’s older models, the current A1 is still among their bestsellers, so this new car represents something of a tough second album. An entire new engine range is expected, consisting of a hybrid model and an efficiency RS1.
2019 Audi A1 Styling
The replacement A1 has actually been made to look larger with larger and lower headlights, more muscular bodywork and fancy-looking new lower grilles. These grilles, plus the rear spoiler and the two exhaust pipes, hint the pictured car may be a sporty S-Line model. The headlights will be complete LED on most models, not the yellow halogen lights on this pre-production advancement car, while the primary grille is enlarged with styling information borrowed from Audi’s SUV line-up.
Anticipate this new car to be longer and larger than the model it’ll replace. The rear doors look simpler to obtain into and the C-pillar (in between the rear doors and rear windscreen) looks much bigger. There’s an odd chrome pinstripe down the side of this car, but it’s not likely this will make it to production.
2019 Audi A1 Interior
Audi may choose to press this new car more upmarket, far from its VW Group foundations. Mercedes has actually stuffed the new A-Class loaded with tech and glamorous products to the point that it feels like a mini S-Class limousine, so Audi could look to their larger and more pricey models for interior motivation.
This implies the A1 will get a much clearer and less cluttered dashboard style, more leather alternatives and might feature limited self-driving technology and gesture control for the new infotainment system. Expect a set eight-inch touchscreen to be basic on a lot of models, and the alternative of a digital driver’s display screen that changes analogue dials.
The proportions of this model suggest that there will be even more passenger space in the back, and a more capacious boot behind. A criticism of the present car is that it’s extremely confined for grownups in the back seats (specifically in the soon-to-be-discontinued three-door model), so this new car will be similarly inviting as the Skoda Fabia or VW Polo.
2019 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
The A1’s engine range will be totally overhauled– as you might anticipate, viewing as some engines are getting on a bit. Heartland 1.4-litre engines are set to be changed with an entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder system with up to 120hp and a more effective 1.5-litre engine that you’ll already find in the VW Golf and SEAT Ibiza. Both these powerplants will probably feature stop-start and cylinder deactivation to save fuel.
A 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine boasting a power output in the region of 200hp is rumoured to have been added to the range while, at the other end of the spectrum, a hybrid model is anticipated. From launch, a mild-hybrid variation will be available to increase power and fuel economy, however will not be able to drive on electrical power only. Four-wheel-drive, currently scheduled for the powerful S1, will be used on other models throughout the line-up. All cars will be lighter, thanks to a new platform, which’ll benefit acceleration, braking, fuel economy and handling. The latter will likewise be enhanced with the addition of adaptive suspension.
2019 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
With this pre-production car looking so near to being ended up, it’s likely that Audi will formally expose the A1 in early 2019. The new model will go on sale later on in the year, with a cost of around ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.