The Audi A1 Sport back is a suitable buddy for an urban lifestyle. The exterior layout impresses with striking, manly functions. A particularly emphatic version is the Audi A1 city carver with its durable crossover appearance. Both cars include a portable and sporty interior. The infotainment and vehicle driver assistance systems are leading class.
Audi’s plans of costs sector supremacy require getting in segments previously vacant at Ingolstadt. A lot of upper segments have actually been taken up with cars and trucks like the A8, A6 as well as the R8. The cheapest segment is presently ruled by the new MINI.
With the upcoming A1, Audi intends to establish things straight and also expand its global reach. The A1 will take place sale from late summer 2010 in Europe after its Geneva Motor Show public debut. Reports claim its styling will certainly be quite similar to the Metro task Quattro Concept of Tokyo 2007 with its bent roof and also brief overhangs. The system, as well as drivetrain, are to be shared with the VW Polo, a decision claimed to anger some Audi executives yet one that’s needed for cost-cutting workouts.
Anticipated engines include a 1.2 TFSI producing 63kW (86PS) and 160Nm, a 1.4 TFSI producing 90kW (122PS) as well as 200Nm, as well as a 1.6 TDI worth 77kW (105PS) and also 250Nm. naturally, the MINI has performance derivatives that need to be targeted also. So an S1 will certainly be created with concerning 132kW (180PS) being driven by a 7-speed S-Tronic transmission. The S1 would be launched in February 2011.
Following that, an A1 Sport back would certainly involve market and also thereafter soft-top cabriolet variations in 2012. Depending upon A1 market sales, a sharp RS 1 might be introduced. The Q1 SUV derivative is set for production but it’s not clear where exactly it would certainly fall. Would certainly it be a rival for the BMW X1 or the smaller sized MINI Crossman?
There is some talk of an A2 array that falls between the A1 as well as A3 and also is entirely concentrated on clean energies.
The Audi A1 Sport Back
The large, low-placed Single frame grille, as well as the suggested side air inlets, control the distinctive front. Below the edge of the hood are three flat slits– a tribute to the Sport Quattro, the brand’s rally icon. The distinctive daytime running light graphics of the optional full-LED lights resemble the vibrant wing forms from cruising, called hydrofoils. A low-set, concentrated search in combination with the tiny rhombus sectors in the top section of the fronts lights gives a sporty look.
The Audi A1 City Carver
The emphatic layout of the Audi A1 city carver is defined, as an example, by the side panels on the wheel arcs and also side sills and the big octagonal single-frame grille with a three-dimensional honeycomb grid in matt black finish. An underside guard in stainless steel paint is a measure of its off-roading capacities. In comparison with the Audi A1 Sport back, the Audi A1 city carver features a higher general elevation, increased ground clearance and greater seating position of the residents.
Comfortable as well as roomy
The Audi A1 Sport back and Audi A1 city carver use a huge quantity of room– and also, therefore, added comfort for vehicle drivers, front-seat travelers, as well as rear-seat passengers. For lorries with portable dimensions, both versions have a big trunk volume of 335 liters. When the rear seats are folded down, the total load volume increases up to 1,090 liters– excellent baggage storage for a two-person holiday.
The Audi A1 Sport back and also the Audi A1 city carver are prepared for the new digital age. Also in the basic version, a completely digital instrument cluster with a high-resolution 10.25-inch display and a multifunction wheel are common. The optional Audi digital cockpit with extended performance displays functional and comprehensive information, such as animated navigation maps as well as graphics of some vehicle driver help systems, in the vehicle driver’s prompt field of vision. The optional MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch is a top-of-the-range infomercial system and is regulated using a 10.1-inch touch display screen in the facility console or by voice commands.