2019 Audi A1 officially unveiled, here in 2019

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All-new hatchback has extra space, additional tech and far more customisation choices

Audi has introduced new official facts about the next-generation A1 Sportback, established to get there in Australia all through the initial half of 2019.

The A1 has grown 56mm extended than the outgoing design (4.03m), but its width is “nearly the similar” at 1.74m.  Audi statements the A1 Sportback’s boot is 65L additional accommodating than just before at 335L, which expands to 1090L with the second row seats folded, thanks to the greater footprint.

All versions of the new A1 Sportback will be equipped with the company’s new 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument binnacle, complemented by a multifunction steering wheel. There are two variations accessible: the regular a single, and an optional a person with “an extended vary of functions”.

A central MMI Navigation Furthermore display screen measuring 10.1 inches is out there, offering capabilities like hybrid route advice, satellite map views and new 3D town products. The new screen also features contact inputs and voice recognition, and features Apple CarPlay and Android Car.

Qi wireless charging is also accessible, as is a 560W 11-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound technique. A audio procedure of unconfirmed wattage and speaker count is the conventional audio option, on the other hand.

New details concerning the A1’s driver assistance suite have been disclosed, far too. Standard lane-departure warning will notify if the driver is drifting from their lane at speeds of 65km/h and up, whilst the new ‘pre perception front’ (autonomous crisis braking) and adaptive cruise manage operate from -200km/h in S tronic twin-clutch automated cars.

In addition to the rear-check out digital camera, the new A1 also presents a park aid system that can complete parallel and horizontal parking manoeuvres, along with forward perpendicular parks.

A few gear strains will be supplied: basic, highly developed, and S line. Every can be customised with a range of exterior and inside deals, alongside with contrasting overall body and roof colours, so buyers have a large selection of solutions to make their A1 one of a kind.

As beforehand reported, there are 10 exterior finishes on offer you, with the roof, mirrors, side front spoiler lips and side sills all offered in contrasting colors.

At launch there will also be an ‘Edition’ product, based mostly on the S line products grade. Headlining characteristics include things like 18-inch alloys concluded in bronze/white/black relying on the system color, Audi rings in ‘foil’ or rim colour on the sides, dim-tinted LED headlights and tail-lights, alongside with black Audi badging at the entrance and rear.

Inside, there is certainly an optional ‘contour and ambient lights package’ which requires LED mild factors that can be configured in 30 distinct colours, which Audi states “delivers the inside layout to daily life”.

A few engines have been comprehensive in abroad supplies, but we are yet to affirm the engine line-up for Australia. The base 1.-litre turbo makes 70kW, even though the best-spec 2.-litre four-cylinder places out 147kW.

If you have not currently guessed, both of those engines element in the Volkswagen Polo range, with the latter the exact same unit discovered in the GTI very hot hatch.

Bigger-spec engines are accessible with the ‘Performance’ dynamic offer, involving red brake calipers and much larger discs, along with adjustable dampers, a audio actuator and Audi drive pick out with adjustable modes, while a ‘Basis’ deal for the entry-degree petrol car or truck features sporting activities suspension, larger sized brake discs and pink calipers.

Alloy wheels are available in a array of models measuring 15- to 18-inches, and the A1 will be readily available optionally with hill hold support.


Audi’s nearby division has verified the new A1 will be lobbing Down Underneath in the first 50 % of 2019, with final pricing and specs to be uncovered nearer to start.

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