2019 Audi A1 Coming This Yr: What It’ll Look Like And Different Key Particulars

Audi’s pint-sized A1 premium mini has been a relative success for the German luxurious carmaker. Launched in 2010, it has fared properly in opposition to rivals each underneath its value vary just like the VW Polo in addition to extra direct rivals such because the MINI 5-door hatch.

Nevertheless time has come for its alternative and, fortunately for us, current spy photographs have caught it nearly undisguised. So let’s placed on a digital coat of paint and take a more in-depth have a look at what the subcompact hatch will appear to be when it launched later this 12 months.

Extra aggressive styling, probably 5-door solely

First impressions are that the brand new A1 is shapelier and extra aggressive-looking in comparison with its predecessor. Frontal styling consists of Audi’s trademark giant grille with slim headlamps, crisp detailing and huge frontal intakes (in S-line format).

The facet profile consists of scalloped decrease sill moldings, refined rear haunches, a two-tone roof with thick c-pillar and no rear quarter window. Talking of the rear; it options Honda Jazz/Match-like decrease bumper cutouts and chiseled LED tail lights.

In contrast to the present mannequin that will get a three-door body-style as properly, the brand new A1 is rumored to be out there solely in five-door Sportback kind.

Below the pores and skin

One weak point of the present automobile is its cramped again seat lodging. Happily, this can be rectified, with the A1 using on the identical MQB platform shared with Volkswagen’s new Polo. Whereas the automobile will develop barely in dimensions, it’ll even be torsionally stiffer, aiding in refinement and dealing with.

Occupants also can anticipate larger high quality cabin supplies and options like Digital Cockpit show, 4G LTE connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Driver help techniques will characteristic closely within the type of AEB (autonomous emergency braking) with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise management (ACC), Park Help, velocity limiter, blindspot monitoring and rear visitors alert.

Turbo energy

Powering the all-new A1 can be a spread of pint-size turbocharged engines. These begin with a turbocharged, 1.0-litre three-cylinder TFSI delivering as much as 113hp, adopted by a turbocharged, 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit with 148hp. Nevertheless if you’d like some critical mumbo, await the S1 model and its turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder pumping out near 250hp.

Rumor has the 1.6-litre diesel probably being shelved because of falling diesel gross sales. Nevertheless, a pure gasoline choice in addition to some type of electrification might take its place. Energy can be put to the entrance wheels by way of a seven-speed, dual-clutch S tronic transmission or a six-speed handbook. All-wheel drive can be non-compulsory throughout extra variants, too.

Subcompact options

By default, the A1 sits alone within the luxurious supermini section. Neither Mercedes-Benz or BMW (excluding MINI, in fact) have a direct rival to it. Nevertheless, that doesn’t imply it’s best to low cost the likes of Citroen’s DS 3, Alfa Romeo MiTo, Seat Ibiza, Ford Fiesta Vignale and its VW Group stablemate – the Volkswagen Polo.

Anticipate an official reveal of the 5-door, Sportback-only A1 later this 12 months, probably on the Paris Motor Present in October.

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