The upcoming new Audi A1 has actually been spotted almost entirely uncamouflaged while testing in southern Spain. Regardless 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 bigger with bigger and lower headlights, more muscular bodywork and fancy-looking new lower grilles. These grilles, plus the rear spoiler and the 2 exhaust pipes, hint the envisioned car might be a stylish S-Line model. The headlights will be full LED on many models, not the yellow halogen lights on this pre-production advancement car, while the main grille is enlarged with styling details borrowed from Audi’s SUV line-up.
Anticipate this new car to be longer and broader than the model it’ll replace. The rear doors look easier to get into and the C-pillar (between the rear doors and rear windscreen) looks much bigger. There’s an unusual chrome pinstripe down the side of this car, however it’s not likely this will make it to production.
2019 Audi A1 Interior
Audi might decide to press this brand-new car additional upmarket, away from its VW Group foundations. Mercedes has stuffed the brand-new A-Class full of tech and luxurious products to the point that it seems like a tiny S-Class limousine, so Audi could planning to their larger and more pricey models for interior inspiration.
This suggests the A1 will get a much clearer and less chaotic control panel style, more leather choices and might feature limited self-driving technology and gesture control for the new infotainment system. Expect a set eight-inch touchscreen to be standard on a lot of models, and the choice of a digital motorist’s display that changes analogue dials.
The percentages of this model suggest that there will be much more guest space in the rear, and a more capacious boot behind. A criticism of the present car is that it’s very cramped for grownups in the back seats (particularly in the soon-to-be-discontinued three-door model), so this new car will be equally welcoming as the Skoda Fabia or VW Polo.
2019 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
The A1’s engine range will be totally revamped– as you might anticipate, viewing as some engines are getting on a bit. Heartland 1.4-litre engines are set to be replaced with an entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit with approximately 120hp and a more powerful 1.5-litre engine that you’ll already discover in the VW Golf and SEAT Ibiza. Both these powerplants will likely feature stop-start and cylinder deactivation to save fuel.
A 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine boasting a power output in the area of 200hp is rumoured to have actually 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 readily available to increase power and fuel economy, but won’t have the ability to drive on electric power just. Four-wheel-drive, presently scheduled for the effective S1, will be offered on other models throughout the line-up. All cars will be lighter, thanks to a brand-new platform, which’ll benefit acceleration, braking, fuel economy and handling. The latter will also 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 finished, it’s likely that Audi will formally reveal the A1 in early 2019. The new model will go on sale later on in the year, with a price of around ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.