Audi is preparing to offer the Audi A1 hatchback a comprehensive refresh, with the all-new second-generation model being available in 2018– and our spy professional photographers have offered us a glimpse of how the new model will look. The 2018 Audi A1 will be larger and more glamorous than the current 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 bigger Q2’s chunky, angular styling– as shown in our render, above. A pair of more pointed headlights, contrasting trim pieces and a bigger grille flanked by 2 boxy air intakes need to help the approaching car appearance significantly more aggressive than the rather rounded outgoing model. The 2018 Audi A1 need to feature a squarer rear end and flatter roofline than the old car– especially in five-door Sportback guise– while the Q2’s cool scalloped doors could likewise make a look. New LED headlights and brakelights need to assist it look more upmarket, too.
2018 Audi A1 Interior
Rumour has it the 2018 Audi A1 may only be provided as a five-door Sportback model. If Audi does decide to put a three-door version into production, it should still boast a more roomy cabin and more large boot than the outbound three-door model. The present car’s slightly old-fashioned interior need to be provided a thorough refresh. Its 6.5-inch infotainment screen might be dropped in favour of a larger, more contemporary system while a brand-new, simpler centre console could feature bright body-coloured trim pieces motivated by the Q2. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit screen– a high-definition screen that changes conventional analogue instruments– should be provided as an optional additional on the brand-new A1, too.
2018 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
There’s been no main word on what engines will power the new car however we expect 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.4-litre four-cylinder gas units to be used alongside a 1.6-litre diesel motor borrowed from the outgoing car. A new 1.5-litre petrol, that’ll initially see service in the updated VW Golf, could also be available when the 2018 Audi A1 goes on sale. A six-speed manual gearbox is anticipated to be fitted as standard while a seven-speed DSG automatic should be used as an optional extra. A high-performance quattro-equipped S1, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol, ought to also be used but Audi’s not verified whether it’ll develop an even much faster RS1 variation.
2018 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
If Audi opts to offer the 2018 Audi A1 in three-door type it’s expected to cost from approximately ₤ 15,000. Sportback versions might set you back approximately ₤ 500 more across the variety while top-spec models might strike you with a bill for more than ₤ 23,000 when it goes on sale in 2018.