The upcoming brand-new Audi A1 has been identified almost totally uncamouflaged while screening in southern Spain. Despite being one of the company’s older models, the existing A1 is still one of their bestsellers, so this new car represents something of a difficult second album. An entire new engine range is anticipated, including a hybrid model and a performance 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 might be a sporty 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 main grille is bigger with styling information borrowed from Audi’s SUV line-up.
Expect this brand-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 (in between the rear doors and rear windscreen) looks much bigger. There’s a weird chrome pinstripe down the side of this car, however it’s unlikely this will make it to production.
2019 Audi A1 Interior
Audi might opt to press this new car more upmarket, away from its VW Group underpinnings. Mercedes has actually crammed the brand-new A-Class filled with tech and elegant materials to the point that it feels like a mini S-Class limo, so Audi might planning to their bigger and more expensive models for interior motivation.
This suggests the A1 will get a much clearer and less cluttered control panel design, more leather options and might feature restricted self-driving technology and gesture control for the new infotainment system. Expect a set eight-inch touchscreen to be basic on most models, and the choice of a digital driver’s display screen that changes analogue dials.
The percentages of this model recommend that there will be much more guest space in the back, and a more capacious boot behind. A criticism of the current car is that it’s extremely cramped for grownups in the back seats (especially in the soon-to-be-discontinued three-door model), so this brand-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 overhauled– as you might expect, 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 unit with as much as 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 almost certainly 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 actually been added to the range while, at the other end of the spectrum, a hybrid model is anticipated. From launch, a mild-hybrid version will be offered to enhance power and fuel economy, however won’t have the ability to drive on electric power just. Four-wheel-drive, presently reserved for the effective S1, will be provided on other models throughout the line-up. All cars will be lighter, thanks to a brand-new platform, which’ll benefit velocity, braking, fuel economy and handling. The latter will also be improved with the addition of adaptive suspension.
2019 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
With this pre-production car looking so close to being completed, it’s likely that Audi will formally expose the A1 in early 2019. The brand-new model will go on sale later in the year, with a cost of approximately ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.