Audi is preparing to provide the Audi A1 hatchback an extensive refresh, with the brand new second-generation model can be found in 2018– and our spy professional photographers have provided us a look of how the brand-new model will look. The 2018 Audi A1 will be larger and more elegant than the existing car due to its new MQB A0 foundations and improved interior technology.
2018 Audi A1 Styling
The 2018 Audi A1 anticipated to obtain elements of the larger Q2’s chunky, angular styling– as displayed in our render, above. A pair of more pointed headlights, contrasting trim pieces and a larger grille flanked by two blocky air intakes should help the upcoming car appearance visibly more aggressive than the rather rounded outbound model. The 2018 Audi A1 need to feature a squarer rear end and flatter roofline than the old car– particularly in five-door Sportback guise– while the Q2’s cool scalloped doors might also make a look. New LED headlights and brakelights should assist it look more upmarket, too.
2018 Audi A1 Interior
Rumour has it the 2018 Audi A1 may only be offered as a five-door Sportback model. If Audi does decide to put a three-door variation into production, it needs to still boast a more roomy cabin and more roomy boot than the outgoing three-door model. The present car’s somewhat old-fashioned interior ought to be provided a comprehensive refresh. Its 6.5-inch infotainment screen might be ditched in favour of a bigger, more modern-day system while a new, simpler centre console might feature brilliant body-coloured trim pieces inspired by the Q2. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit display– a high-definition screen that changes conventional analogue instruments– ought to be used as an optional extra on the new A1, too.
2018 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
There’s been no official word on what engines will power the brand-new car but we anticipate 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.4-litre four-cylinder gas units to be provided along with a 1.6-litre diesel engine obtained from the outgoing car. A brand-new 1.5-litre gas, that’ll initially see service in the upgraded VW Golf, could likewise be offered when the 2018 Audi A1 goes on sale. A six-speed handbook gearbox is expected to be fitted as standard while a seven-speed DSG automatic should be offered as an optional extra. A high-performance quattro-equipped S1, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre gas, need to likewise be offered however Audi’s not validated whether it’ll establish an even much faster RS1 variation.
2018 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
If Audi chooses to provide the 2018 Audi A1 in three-door form it’s expected to cost from roughly ₤ 15,000. Sportback versions could set you back roughly ₤ 500 more across the variety while top-spec models could hit you with a costs for more than ₤ 23,000 when it goes on sale in 2018.
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