- Longer, wider and lower than previous A1
- Orders open in November
- Will cost from £18,000
New Audi A1 debut at Paris Motor Show
Audi unveils the new version of its smallest car, the A1, a rival to the Ford Fiesta, DS 3, Mini Hatch, and BMW 1 Series.
The new Audi A1 is longer, wider and lower than the last generation. Audi says it's more angular in its design, with a nod to the UR-Quattro rally car from the ‘80s, but we’ll let you make up your minds on that one.
There will also be a hot S1 model joining the range later in 2019, which is expected to have 230 horsepower.
All engines, apart from the most powerful, will be available with a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox, or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The most powerful will only come with an auto.
Audi’s ‘virtual cockpit’, a digital 10.25-inch instrument cluster, will be standard. Buyers will be able to upgrade to a bigger 10.1-inch touch-screen infotainment system too, with a higher spec virtual cockpit. You’ll also be able to get various gadgets like wireless phone charging, and internet services.
You’ll be able to order the new Audi A1 from November, with deliveries in the first quarter of 2019. It will cost from £18,000.
Find out more about all the cars from this year's Paris Motor Show.