Everything You Need to Know About the New Audi A1 Launching This Year
The New Audi A1 has finally been revealed and its sporty new look and array of advanced cabin technology has got us extremely excited for it to hit our showrooms next month.
The current A1 is Audi’s third best-selling car in the UK, but with competitors in the small car market attaining more than double the sales of the A1; Audi have decided it’s time to step up their game and release the full sales potential of the A1.
With a fresh new design, larger overall dimensions and lots of state-of-the-art tech, Audi have filled in the areas that the outgoing A1 lacked in. So with orders available next month, let us take you through what’s you can expect to see on the New Audi A1.
For the inspiration behind the design of the New A1, Audi have said they looked to their most iconic model - the eighties cult classic Audi Sport Quattro. This is most noticeably seen on the front-end of the New A1 through the big single-frame grille and three air inlets sitting underneath the bonnet which has almost been copied directly over. Full-LED headlights are also a new design feature alongside newly designed alloy wheels that expand up to 18 inches in diameter dependent on trim level.
The size increase is another notable change on the New A1 as not only is it longer than the car it is replacing, it’s also wider and lower with it measuring in at 4,030mm long, 1,740mm wide and 1,410m tall. Audi have been able to give the New A1 larger proportions all-round thanks to the use of a platform currently used by slightly bigger competitor models in the VAG Group family and with Audi only releasing the New A1 in 5-door Sportback form, their intention to boost the A1 from a niche mini car to a more sought-after small car is very clear.
The New Audi A1 will come with an offering of three turbocharged TFSI petrol engines and no diesel option. The three petrol units consist of a 94bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder, a 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces up to 197bhp.
Power is transferred from the engine to the wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox which comes as standard with a seven-speed S tronic automatic gearbox available as an option, however this does come as standard on the 197bhp model.
New Audi A1 2018: Cabin Technology and Driver Assists
Like with all Audi models, the cabin is a superior place to be sat and the New A1 cabin is no exception to this. Across all New A1 trims you will get a full-digital 10.25-inch instrument cluster which sits behind a multi-operational steering wheel. Next to this on the centre-console you’ll find a 8.8-inch screen that can be operated by touch and has handwriting recognition technology which has been taken directly from the range-topping A8. Internet connected sat-nav and DAB radio are also included within the media system alongside a choice of two high-quality stereo systems – the top pick of which is a 560W Bang & Olufsen 11-speaker system which Audi are claiming is unmatched within the market.
After the launch of the heavily driver assisted A8, Audi have kept to their word of implementing the same advanced driver assist technology on their new models. It comes as no surprise then that the New A1 has a whole range of driver assist features which includes a pre-sense radar-based techonology which recognises its surroundings for automatic accident mitigation. Adaptive speed cruise control is also a feature thanks to the same radar technology.
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