The upcoming new Audi A1 has actually been identified nearly entirely uncamouflaged while screening in southern Spain. Regardless of being among the company’s older models, the existing A1 is still among their bestsellers, so this new car represents something of a hard second album. An entire new engine range is anticipated, consisting of a hybrid model and an efficiency RS1.
2019 Audi A1 Styling
The replacement A1 has actually been made to look larger with bigger and lower headlights, more muscular bodywork and fancy-looking new lower grilles. These grilles, plus the rear spoiler and the 2 exhaust pipelines, hint the imagined car might be a stylish S-Line model. The headlights will be complete LED on a lot of models, not the yellow halogen lights on this pre-production advancement car, while the primary grille is bigger with styling information obtained from Audi’s SUV line-up.
Anticipate this new car to be longer and larger than the model it’ll change. The rear doors look simpler to enter and the C-pillar (in between the rear doors and rear windshield) looks much larger. 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 pick 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 seems like a small S-Class limo, so Audi might seek to their bigger and more costly models for interior motivation.
This suggests the A1 will get a much clearer and less chaotic control panel style, more leather alternatives and might feature minimal self-driving technology and gesture control for the new infotainment system. Anticipate a set eight-inch touchscreen to be basic on many models, and the choice of a digital chauffeur’s screen that changes analogue dials.
The percentages of this model recommend that there will be even more guest area in the back, and a more capacious boot behind. A criticism of the existing car is that it’s extremely confined for grownups in the rear seats (particularly 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 entirely upgraded– as you may 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 as much as 120hp and a more effective 1.5-litre engine that you’ll currently 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 anticipated. From launch, a mild-hybrid variation will be offered to enhance power and fuel economy, however will not have the ability to drive on electrical power just. Four-wheel-drive, presently scheduled for the effective S1, will be used 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 enhanced with the addition of adaptive suspension.
2019 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
With this pre-production car looking so near being completed, it’s most 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 roughly ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.