In 2010, a brand-new Audi model line made its debut in the shape of the A1. And now the second generation of the successful compact car is rolling to the starting line. Its dynamic design characterizes the new Audi A1 Sportback.
The Audi A1 Sportback has grown significantly in length - with an additional 56 millimeters (2.2 in), it now measures 4.03 meters (13.2 ft). At the same time, the width has remained almost the same at 1.74 (5.7 ft) meters.
The new Audi A1 Sportback also emphasizes a resemblance to the Audi Ur-quattro and Sport quattro when viewed from the side: The wide, flat sloping C-pillar seems to push the car forward even while standing still. The roof contrast line, which is available in two dark colors, ends above the C-pillar.
Under the hood, there will be an assortment of TSFI engines including a 1.0-liter three-cylinder as well as a 1.5- and 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Audi didn’t go into specifics but confirmed the engines will have outputs ranging from 95 PS (70 kW / 93 hp) to 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp).
Audi said it will begin accepting orders on the new A1 Sportback from the summer before launching the sub-compact on the European market in fall 2018. Prices in Germany will start from under 20,000 euros (equal to $23,000 at today’s rates).