New Audi A1 hatchback spied

New Audi A1 hatchback spied New Audi
author image Sagar Bhanushali
Monday 02 January 2017, 21:16 PM

Audi is currently working on a new A1, as seen in these spy shots. The premium hatch, which has been on sale since 2010, is due for a full update and this next-gen iteration will be revealed in early 2018.

The prototype seen here was spotted while undergoing cold weather tests in Scandinavia. The new A1 will be available in five-door Sportback guise only. The three-door model will be phased out and all-electric or even plugin-hybrid variant will not be offered either. Only a mild-hybrid will be available for the new A1.

The new A1 will be based on the lighter and stiffer MQ platform and will be given an adaptive chassis. Unlike the current model, all-wheel drive will be available for variants below the high-performance S1. Drivetrain wise, there will be a new 1-litre 3-cylinder base engine and further up the range, a new 2-litre engine with up to 270bhp of power for a possible full-on RS model.

The current Audi A1 competes with the likes Of Mini Cooper, Citroen DS3 and Renault Clio.

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