The second generation Audi A1 began its testing schedule in the 5-door body style late last year in snowy Europe, which as per Audi’s branding, is the Sportback version.
Redesigned supermini expected to arrive internationally next year.
The Audi A1 expanded the company’s footprint into the small car segment when it entered into the marketplace in 2010. The youngest and most affordable Audi is set to undergo a lifecycle change next year, and a report from Autocar UK uncovers more on the car.
The 2018 Audi A1 will be larger and more luxurious, thanks to MQB A0 platform and the advancement in Volkswagen’s interior technology. The current A1 is 3,973 mm in length, 1,740 mm (Sportback: 1,746 mm) in a width and 1,416 mm (Sportback: 1,422 mm) in height, and also has a wheelbase of 2,469 mm. The new platform besides offering more occupant and luggage space will improve the structural rigidity of the car.
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The second generation Audi A1 began its testing schedule in the 5-door body style late last year in snowy Europe, which as per Audi’s branding, is the Sportback version. Speculations are common that the 3-door version could be axed as the car enters its second generation. The next-gen VW Polo, the Volkswagen Group’s and the other B-segment hatchback which will also use the MQB A0 platform, won’t have a 3-door version either, a body style that is fast going out of the vogue in Europe.
The report says that the next-gen
Audi a1 convertible and also will be compatible with an Audi Virtual Cockpit, the company’s branding for its 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster.
In automobiles the all-new model Audi ai will be offered with the turbocharged petrol and diesel engines with displacements likely ranging from 1.0- to 1.6-litre. The range-topping 2018 Audi S1, powered by circa-250 bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, will feature a 4WD system.