Audi has not announced when the new A1 will arrive in the global scenes but a debut can be expected towards the end of this year
Audi has released a teaser of its second generation A1 again on its social media stream and gives the audience a sneak peek into what’s about to unfold soon. The new gif indicates the design of the yellow painted exterior while revealing five-spoke Y pattern alloy wheels, black side sill extension and sporty red brake calipers.
The front fender boasts S Line badges as well and the new headlamps with LED treatment can also be seen. The teaser emphasises the customisation options that will be provided in the upcoming A1. These will help Audi to firmly compete against main rivals from Mini and other European brands.
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Audi has not announced when the new model will arrive in the global scenes. Alongside the thoroughly revised exterior, the forthcoming A1 will feature new technology additions. It will have bigger dimensions courtesy of it being based on the flexible MQB A0 architecture used by VW Polo.
No powertrain details are out yet but we can expect the 2019 Audi A1 to derive power from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 113 hp, a 1.5-litre motor kicking out 148 hp and a replacement for 1.6-litre diesel mill. Audi targets efficiency and driving fun with the small capacity engines.
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However, the range topping versions like S1 could develop as much as 250 ponies from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Since it’s based on the shared platform, the new A1 could come fitted with plug-in hybrid as well as electrified drivetrains in the near future.