The upcoming new Audi A1 has actually been spotted almost entirely uncamouflaged while testing 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 challenging second album. An entire new engine range is expected, consisting of 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 2 exhaust pipelines, hint the visualized car might be a stylish S-Line model. The headlights will be complete LED on many models, not the yellow halogen lights on this pre-production advancement car, while the primary grille is enlarged with styling details borrowed from Audi’s SUV line-up.
Expect this new car to be longer and larger than the model it’ll replace. The rear doors look much easier to obtain into and the C-pillar (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 unlikely this will make it to production.
2019 Audi A1 Interior
Audi may choose to push this new car further upmarket, away from its VW Group foundations. Mercedes has packed the new A-Class full of tech and elegant products to the point that it seems like a mini S-Class limousine, so Audi could aim to their larger and more expensive models for interior motivation.
This implies the A1 will get a much clearer and less chaotic dashboard style, more leather choices and could feature minimal self-driving technology and gesture control for the new infotainment system. Expect a fixed eight-inch touchscreen to be basic on most models, and the option of a digital motorist’s screen that changes analogue dials.
The percentages of this model suggest that there will be far more guest space in the back, and a more capacious boot behind. A criticism of the present car is that it’s very confined for grownups in the back seats (particularly 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 completely overhauled– as you might 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 unit with approximately 120hp and a more powerful 1.5-litre engine that you’ll already find in the VW Golf and SEAT Ibiza. Both these powerplants will probably 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 expected. From launch, a mild-hybrid variation will be offered to increase power and fuel economy, however will not have the ability to drive on electric power only. Four-wheel-drive, presently booked for the powerful S1, will be offered 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 being finished, it’s likely that Audi will formally expose the A1 in early 2019. The new model will go on sale later in the year, with a price of around ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.
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