Audi is preparing to provide the Audi A1 hatchback a thorough refresh, with the brand new second-generation model coming in 2018– and our spy photographers have actually provided us a peek of how the new model will look. The 2018 Audi A1 will be larger and more glamorous than the current car due to its brand-new MQB A0 foundations and enhanced interior technology.
2018 Audi A1 Styling
The 2018 Audi A1 anticipated to obtain elements of the bigger Q2’s chunky, angular styling– as displayed in our render, above. A pair of more pointed headlights, contrasting trim pieces and a larger grille flanked by two boxy air consumption must help the approaching car appearance significantly more aggressive than the rather rounded outgoing model. The 2018 Audi A1 ought to feature a squarer rear end and flatter roofline than the old car– particularly in five-door Sportback guise– while the Q2’s funky scalloped doors might likewise make a look. New LED headlights and brakelights ought to assist it look more upmarket, too.
2018 Audi A1 Interior
Rumour has it the 2018 Audi A1 might only be used as a five-door Sportback model. If Audi does choose to put a three-door version into production, it needs to still boast a more spacious cabin and more large boot than the outgoing three-door model. The current car’s a little old-fashioned interior should be provided a thorough refresh. Its 6.5-inch infotainment screen could be dropped in favour of a larger, more modern system while a brand-new, easier centre console could feature brilliant body-coloured trim pieces influenced by the Q2. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit display screen– a high-definition screen that replaces conventional analogue instruments– ought to be offered as an optional extra on the new A1, too.
2018 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
There’s been no official word on exactly what engines will power the new car however we expect 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol systems to be used together with a 1.6-litre diesel motor obtained from the outbound car. A new 1.5-litre fuel, that’ll initially see service in the upgraded VW Golf, could also be readily available when the 2018 Audi A1 goes on sale. A six-speed manual gearbox is expected to be fitted as standard while a seven-speed DSG automatic should be used as an optional extra. A high-performance quattro-equipped S1, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre gas, need to likewise be used but Audi’s not verified whether it’ll develop an even much faster RS1 variation.
2018 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
If Audi chooses to use the 2018 Audi A1 in three-door type it’s expected to cost from roughly ₤ 15,000. Sportback versions could set you back around ₤ 500 more throughout the range while top-spec models might strike you with a bill for more than ₤ 23,000 when it goes on sale in 2018.