Small, but fine: This is the unofficial motto for the Audi A1 since 2010. Only it has the mark with the "small" especially with the place of offer a little exaggerated. There is therefore a need for improvement for the next generation. As the next A1 will look, brand new Erl King images now reveal.
Exclusively as a five-door
In the essential basic features, the A1 remains faithful, without the change of the model as unobtrusive as the A4 or Q5. The six-seater single-frame grill is already visible, which garnishes a more angular front part. The rear doors of the A1, which will probably only be offered as a fifth, will be slightly bigger in favor of the entry. The rear section is striking. Narrow and straight taillights are reminiscent of the first Audi 100. Because they are split, the second A1 generation does not have the previously bulky trunk lid.
Virtual cockpit as an option
In favor of more space in the rear, the new Audi A1 is based on the modular cross-body kit of the Volkswagen Group. The A1 siblings VW Polo and Seat Ibiza will also use this when they are reissued in 2017. In terms of dimensions, the A1 (previously 3.97 meters in length and 2.47 meters of wheelbase) will grow slightly and settle below the Q2 (4.19 meters in length and 2.60 meters of wheelbase). Optionally, the "Virtual Cockpit" known from Q2 should be included in the surcharge list, while the range of assistance systems is increasing.
Market launch only in early 2018
With regard to the engine range in the next A1, the 1.0 TFSI with three cylinders and 82 respectively 95 HP should be considered as set, a version with 116 HP as in Q2 as well. In addition, variants of the new 1.5-liter turbo introduced in the VW Golf with 130 and 150 hp. This is a four-cylinder with cylinder cut-off. The future of the diesel is still open in the A1, so far these come to 90 and 116 hp. We know more about the Frankfurt IAA in September 2017, where the A1 is unveiled. It will be launched in early 2018.