The upcoming new Audi A1 has actually been found nearly entirely uncamouflaged while testing in southern Spain. Despite being one of the company’s older models, the existing A1 is still one of their bestsellers, so this brand-new car represents something of a difficult second album. A whole brand-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 bigger with bigger 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 stylish S-Line model. The headlights will be full LED on the majority of models, not the yellow halogen lights on this pre-production advancement car, while the main grille is enlarged with styling details obtained from Audi’s SUV line-up.
Anticipate this new car to be longer and broader than the model it’ll change. The rear doors look simpler to get into and the C-pillar (in between the rear doors and rear windshield) looks much larger. There’s an unusual chrome pinstripe down the side of this car, but it’s unlikely this will make it to production.
2019 Audi A1 Interior
Audi might decide to push this brand-new car more upmarket, away from its VW Group underpinnings. Mercedes has packed the brand-new A-Class full of tech and luxurious materials to the point that it seems like a mini S-Class limousine, so Audi could seek to their larger and more pricey models for interior motivation.
This implies the A1 will get a much clearer and less chaotic dashboard design, more leather alternatives and might feature limited self-driving technology and gesture control for the brand-new infotainment system. Anticipate a fixed eight-inch touchscreen to be basic on most models, and the alternative of a digital driver’s display screen that replaces analogue dials.
The proportions of this prototype recommend that there will be far more passenger space in the rear, and a more capacious boot behind. A criticism of the existing car is that it’s extremely confined for adults in the rear seats (especially in the soon-to-be-discontinued three-door model), so this new car will be equally welcoming as the Skoda Fabia or VW Polo.
2019 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
The A1’s engine range will be entirely upgraded– as you may anticipate, 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 unit with approximately 120hp and a more powerful 1.5-litre engine that you’ll currently 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 area of 200hp is rumoured to have 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 boost power and fuel economy, but will not have the ability to drive on electrical power just. Four-wheel-drive, currently scheduled for the effective S1, will be offered on other models throughout the line-up. All cars will be lighter, thanks to a brand-new platform, which’ll benefit acceleration, 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 close to being completed, it’s likely that Audi will officially expose the A1 in early 2019. The new model will go on sale later on in the year, with a price of approximately ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.