Latest Model Of New Audi A1Spied Ahead Of Scheduled Launch; Redesigned In Favor Of A Hatchback [Video]

Jan 04, 2017 06:30 AM EST | Leonora Puno

The New Audi A1, slated to be launched in 2018, represents the current Audi A1 that has evolved to become a more spacious, more powerful and more appealing car. Low sales of the current model prompted the company to make some changes in its design and powertrain to make it more desirable to customers. It will have a luxurious and elegant interior packed with the latest infotainment technology.

One desirable change that was applied to the New Audi A1 as indicated by the spy photos was the difference in size and design. This one is made bigger and the bubble-like shape will be replaced by the more conventional shape of the hatchback. The wheel base was also made longer to add space to the cabin. The New Audi A1 might have five doors instead of three which the current model has, according to Motor Trend.

In terms of powertrain, the New Audi A1 will have a new engine to suit its new platform. It is expected that it will have the re-engineered version of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine or 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engines. The 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engines will produce horsepower within the range of 90bhp to 160bhp, offering more options to its customers, according to Auto Evolution.

What might tickle customers' curiosity is the 12.3 inch Virtual Cockpit with the latest technology, which will be making its first appearance. The New Audi A1 Infotainment system will be updated with the introduction of the Apple Car Play and Android Auto. There is high possibility that the New Audi A1 will have a WIFI hotspot to improve its connectivity and make it compete with its hottest rival, the MINI, according to Auto Express.

With all these changes both inside and outside of the current model, the New Audi A1 is expected to be one of the hottest cars to arrive in the auto world. It might replace the Audi RS as the company's flagship after its launch. The company might also release a limited edition in the early part of 2018 before commencing with full production.

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