Audi is preparing to provide the Audi A1 hatchback a thorough refresh, with the brand new second-generation model can be found in 2018– and our spy photographers have actually given us a peek 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 underpinnings and improved interior technology.
2018 Audi A1 Styling
The 2018 Audi A1 anticipated to borrow components of the larger 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 two boxy air consumption should help the approaching car appearance noticeably more aggressive than the rather rounded outgoing model. The 2018 Audi A1 must feature a squarer rear end and flatter roofline than the old car– particularly in five-door Sportback guise– while the Q2’s funky scalloped doors could likewise make a look. New LED headlights and brakelights ought to assist it look more upmarket, too.
2018 Audi A1 Interior
Rumour has it the 2018 Audi A1 may just be provided as a five-door Sportback model. If Audi does decide to put a three-door version into production, it must still boast a more roomy cabin and more spacious boot than the outgoing three-door model. The current car’s somewhat old-fashioned interior ought to be provided a thorough refresh. Its 6.5-inch infotainment screen might be dropped in favour of a larger, more modern-day system while a brand-new, easier centre console could feature bright body-coloured trim pieces inspired by the Q2. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit screen– a high-definition screen that changes traditional analogue instruments– should be used as an optional extra on the brand-new A1, too.
2018 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
There’s been no main word on exactly what engines will power the brand-new car however we anticipate 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol units to be offered together with a 1.6-litre diesel engine borrowed from the outbound car. A brand-new 1.5-litre fuel, that’ll first see service in the updated VW Golf, might also be offered when the 2018 Audi A1 goes on sale. A six-speed handbook transmission is anticipated to be fitted as standard while a seven-speed DSG automatic should be used as an optional additional. A high-performance quattro-equipped S1, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol, must likewise be offered however Audi’s not verified whether it’ll establish an even quicker RS1 variation.
2018 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
If Audi chooses to provide the 2018 Audi A1 in three-door type it’s expected to cost from around ₤ 15,000. Sportback versions could set you back approximately ₤ 500 more throughout the variety while top-spec models might strike you with a costs for more than ₤ 23,000 when it goes on sale in 2018.
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