The upcoming new Audi A1 has actually been identified nearly entirely uncamouflaged while screening in southern Spain. In spite of being among the company’s older models, the current A1 is still one of their bestsellers, so this new car represents something of a tough second album. An entire brand-new engine range is expected, including a hybrid model and an efficiency 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 pipelines, hint the envisioned car may be a sporty S-Line model. The headlights will be complete LED on many models, not the yellow halogen lights on this pre-production development car, while the main grille is bigger with styling details borrowed from Audi’s SUV line-up.
Anticipate this new car to be longer and broader 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 windscreen) looks much larger. There’s a weird chrome pinstripe down the side of this car, however it’s unlikely this will make it to production.
2019 Audi A1 Interior
Audi might choose to push this new car additional upmarket, away from its VW Group underpinnings. Mercedes has actually packed the new A-Class loaded with tech and elegant materials to the point that it feels like a small S-Class limousine, so Audi might aim to their larger and more costly models for interior motivation.
This means the A1 will get a much clearer and less chaotic control panel style, more leather options and might feature restricted self-driving technology and gesture control for the new infotainment system. Expect a set eight-inch touchscreen to be basic on a lot of models, and the alternative of a digital chauffeur’s display that changes analogue dials.
The percentages of this model recommend that there will be far more traveler space in the rear, and a more capacious boot behind. A criticism of the present car is that it’s really cramped for adults in the back seats (particularly in the soon-to-be-discontinued three-door model), so this brand-new car will be equally inviting as the Skoda Fabia or VW Polo.
2019 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
The A1’s engine range will be totally upgraded– as you might anticipate, seeing 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 effective 1.5-litre engine that you’ll already find 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 expected. From launch, a mild-hybrid variation will be offered to enhance power and fuel economy, however will not have the ability to drive on electrical power only. Four-wheel-drive, presently 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 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 near being finished, it’s likely that Audi will formally reveal the A1 in early 2019. The brand-new model will go on sale later on in the year, with a cost of approximately ₤ 17,000 for the entry-level car.
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