Audi A1 Hatchback second-generation plan to present at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 in March, but some information leaked into the network as early as the summer of 2017. It is expected that the exterior of the car will get a sharper outline of the body, while its front part will be slightly lower and wider, and the headlights – thinner.
The new model Audi A1 2018 is based on the modular platform MQB-A0, which is also used in the basis of the new Volkswagen Polo 6 generation and a number of other compacts. The company decided to abandon the three-door modification of the hatchback, while the overall length of the five-door will grow to about 4 050 – 4 100 mm against 3,975 previously, and the wheelbase will be 2,564 mm.
The basic engine for the Audi A1 Sportback 2018 in the new body will be a 1.0-liter three-cylinder TFSI, while the power of the unit will increase to about 100 – 115 forces. The 1.4-liter turbo will be replaced by a new 150-horsepower 1.5-liter engine, which is already equipped with some models of the VW group.
As for diesel modifications, their variants are now under discussion, while third-party sources say that the new Audi A1 Sportback, in addition to the “heated” version of S1, will also have a “charged” modification of RS1, but there is no information on its “stuffing” yet.
In addition, the company plans to equip the novelty with the all-wheel drive system with the Haldex coupling and electronically controlled dampers. In the list of equipment hatchback adaptive cruise control with automatic braking function, multimedia with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as an access point to the Internet. For a surcharge hatch can be equipped with a digital instrument panel.
The production of the new Audi A1 will be adjusted at the Seat plant in Martorele (Spain). European sales of the model start approximately in the summer of 2018, prices have not yet been announced. On the prospects for the return of “One” to Russia there is no information.