The upcoming new Audi A1 has actually been found almost totally uncamouflaged while testing in southern Spain. In spite of being among the company’s older models, the current A1 is still among their bestsellers, so this new car represents something of a tough 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 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 visualized 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 development car, while the primary grille is bigger with styling details obtained 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 (in between the rear doors and rear windscreen) looks much bigger. There’s an odd chrome pinstripe down the side of this car, but it’s not likely this will make it to production.
2019 Audi A1 Interior
Audi may opt to push this new car additional upmarket, away from its VW Group underpinnings. Mercedes has crammed the new A-Class full of tech and glamorous products to the point that it seems like a small S-Class limousine, so Audi could seek to their bigger and more costly models for interior inspiration.
This indicates the A1 will get a much clearer and less chaotic dashboard design, more leather choices and could feature minimal self-driving technology and gesture control for the new infotainment system. Anticipate a fixed eight-inch touchscreen to be standard on the majority of models, and the option of a digital motorist’s display screen that changes analogue dials.
The proportions of this model suggest that there will be even 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 rear 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 totally upgraded– as you may expect, viewing 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 unit 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 likely 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 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 improve power and fuel economy, but will not be able to drive on electric power only. Four-wheel-drive, currently reserved 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 also be improved with the addition of adaptive suspension.
2019 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
With this pre-production car looking so near to being finished, it’s likely that Audi will formally reveal the A1 in early 2019. The new model will go on sale later on in the year, with a price of roughly ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.