The upcoming new Audi A1 has been identified practically entirely uncamouflaged while testing in southern Spain. In spite of being among the company’s older models, the existing A1 is still one of their bestsellers, so this new car represents something of a challenging 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 been made to look bigger 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 visualized car may be a stylish S-Line model. The headlights will be complete LED on the majority of models, not the yellow halogen lights on this pre-production development car, while the main grille is bigger with styling details borrowed from Audi’s SUV line-up.
Expect this new car to be longer and wider than the model it’ll change. The rear doors look easier to get into and the C-pillar (in between the rear doors and rear windscreen) looks much larger. There’s a strange chrome pinstripe down the side of this car, but it’s unlikely this will make it to production.
2019 Audi A1 Interior
Audi might choose to press this new car further upmarket, far from its VW Group underpinnings. Mercedes has actually crammed the new A-Class full of tech and glamorous products to the point that it feels like a tiny S-Class limo, so Audi could planning to their bigger and more expensive models for interior inspiration.
This means the A1 will get a much clearer and less messy dashboard style, more leather choices and might feature limited self-driving technology and gesture control for the new infotainment system. Anticipate a fixed eight-inch touchscreen to be basic on most models, and the choice of a digital driver’s display that replaces analogue dials.
The percentages of this prototype suggest that there will be far more traveler space in the rear, and a more capacious boot behind. A criticism of the present car is that it’s really confined for adults in the back seats (specifically in the soon-to-be-discontinued three-door model), so this new car will be similarly welcoming as the Skoda Fabia or VW Polo.
2019 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
The A1’s engine range will be entirely revamped– as you may 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 system 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 probably feature stop-start and cylinder deactivation to conserve fuel.
A 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine boasting a power output in the area of 200hp is rumoured to have actually been contributed to the range while, at the other end of the spectrum, a hybrid model is expected. From launch, a mild-hybrid variation will be available to improve power and fuel economy, but won’t have the ability to drive on electrical power only. Four-wheel-drive, presently booked for the effective S1, will be provided on other models throughout the line-up. All cars will be lighter, thanks to a new platform, which’ll benefit velocity, braking, fuel economy and handling. The latter will likewise be improved with the addition of adaptive suspension.
2019 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
With this pre-production car looking so near to being completed, it’s likely that Audi will officially expose the A1 in early 2019. The new model will go on sale later on in the year, with a price tag of around ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.