The upcoming new Audi A1 has actually been found nearly completely uncamouflaged while screening in southern Spain. Despite being among the company’s older models, the present A1 is still one of their bestsellers, so this new car represents something of a challenging second album. A whole new engine range is anticipated, including a hybrid model and an efficiency RS1.
2019 Audi A1 Styling
The replacement A1 has actually been made to look larger with larger and lower headlights, more muscular bodywork and fancy-looking new lower grilles. These grilles, plus the rear spoiler and the 2 exhaust pipes, hint the envisioned car might be a stylish S-Line model. The headlights will be complete LED on most models, not the yellow halogen lights on this pre-production development car, while the main grille is bigger with styling information 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 simpler to obtain into and the C-pillar (between the rear doors and rear windscreen) looks much larger. There’s an odd chrome pinstripe down the side of this car, however it’s not likely this will make it to production.
2019 Audi A1 Interior
Audi may opt to press this new car further upmarket, far from its VW Group underpinnings. Mercedes has actually crammed the new A-Class loaded with tech and glamorous materials to the point that it seems like a small S-Class limo, so Audi might seek to their larger and more costly models for interior inspiration.
This means the A1 will get a much clearer and less chaotic control panel design, more leather options and might feature restricted self-driving technology and gesture control for the new infotainment system. Anticipate a fixed eight-inch touchscreen to be standard on a lot of models, and the choice of a digital chauffeur’s screen that replaces analogue dials.
The proportions of this prototype recommend that there will be far more traveler area in the back, and a more capacious boot behind. A criticism of the existing car is that it’s very cramped for grownups in the rear 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 completely revamped– as you may expect, seeing 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 find 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 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 offered to increase power and fuel economy, but will not be able to drive on electrical power only. Four-wheel-drive, presently scheduled 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 acceleration, braking, fuel economy and handling. The latter will also be enhanced with the addition of adaptive suspension.
2019 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
With this pre-production car looking so close to being finished, it’s most likely that Audi will officially reveal the A1 in early 2019. The new model will go on sale later on in the year, with a price tag of roughly ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.