Audi is preparing to provide the Audi A1 hatchback a comprehensive refresh, with the all-new second-generation model coming in 2018– and our spy photographers have actually provided us a look of how the new model will look. The 2018 Audi A1 will be bigger and more glamorous than the existing car due to its brand-new MQB A0 foundations and improved interior technology.
2018 Audi A1 Styling
The 2018 Audi A1 expected to borrow elements of the larger Q2’s chunky, angular styling– as shown in our render, above. A set of more pointed headlights, contrasting trim pieces and a larger grille flanked by two boxy air intakes need to assist the upcoming car look visibly more aggressive than the rather rounded outbound 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 cool scalloped doors might likewise make a look. New LED headlights and brakelights should help it look more upmarket, too.
2018 Audi A1 Interior
Rumour has it the 2018 Audi A1 may just be used as a five-door Sportback model. If Audi does choose to put a three-door variation into production, it needs to still boast a more roomy cabin and more spacious boot than the outbound three-door model. The present car’s somewhat old-fashioned interior need to be offered an extensive refresh. Its 6.5-inch infotainment screen could be dumped in favour of a larger, more modern unit while a brand-new, simpler centre console could feature brilliant body-coloured trim pieces inspired by the Q2. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit screen– a high-definition screen that replaces traditional analogue instruments– should be offered as an optional additional on the new A1, too.
2018 Audi A1 Engines and Driving
There’s been no official word on exactly what engines will power the new car however we anticipate 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol systems to be used alongside a 1.6-litre diesel engine borrowed from the outbound car. A new 1.5-litre gas, that’ll first see service in the upgraded VW Golf, might likewise be available when the 2018 Audi A1 goes on sale. A six-speed handbook gearbox is expected to be fitted as requirement while a seven-speed DSG automatic need to be offered as an optional additional. A high-performance quattro-equipped S1, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol, ought to likewise be provided but Audi’s not verified whether it’ll establish an even faster RS1 variation.
2018 Audi A1 Price and Release Date
If Audi opts to offer the 2018 Audi A1 in three-door kind it’s anticipated to cost from roughly ₤ 15,000. Sportback versions could set you back around ₤ 500 more throughout the variety while top-spec models could hit you with a bill for more than ₤ 23,000 when it goes on sale in 2018.