The arrival of the new 2018 Audi A1 is getting nearer. The main reason we have to report about this release now is because of the equipment and gadgets. This “dwarf” is going to inherit all the good stuff from its bigger and famous brothers. We are not saying that this update is really necessary, but more comfort and sophistication is never a bad thing, even for Audi A1.
The production of this car has started in 2010, and we can say that it is a pretty young concept, but it is made with a minimalistic design. This small car was created to compete with mini. It is something that goes into the Supermini group of vehicles. It is made in versions with 3 and 5 doors, and it looks good, it sounds good, but there is something off with it. Something that jumps in front of you and screams:”We Want More!”.
The VW Polo and Ford Fiesta are also getting some updates, but nothing like this little Audi A1. The biggest changes are going to be engines.
2018 Audi A1 Release Date And Price
The 2018 Audi A1 release date is scheduled for the end of 2017 or early months of 2018. The price range is going to vary according to the equipment you choose. But according to some data from the current gen we can assume that it will be somewhere around $23,000.
We have to assume that the 2018 Audi A1 price is going to be higher than the current one, just because of the upgrades.
2018 Audi A1 Exterior
The main changes are going to be in the size and some cues on the front fascia. The architecture idea is going to be taken from the A0 concept. It is going to be a bit bigger than the last A1 and it is going to transfer all the good ideas from, more comfortable and more expensive brothers.
The new “supermini” will be longer, wider and lower. The three doors trim won’t be available anymore. Designers can manipulate with the interior space more freely, thus there is no need for three doors variant. In generally, dimensions are going to be similar to the Mini Countryman. How do we know that? Simply because the production of 2018 Audi A1 is moving to Spain. The facility, located in Martorell factory in Spain had been used, previously to manufacture the Q3, which is now manufactured in Hungary, together with the Lamborghini V10.
That facility is made for the MQB platform which will be the shared platform for all their vehicles. It is made to cut the cost of the production and to make cars cheaper.
The front grille is expected to be modified to have a more distinctive look, which will, in combination with modified headlights, give the 2018 Audi A1 a unique look. But don’t worry, the change in size and new looks are not going to push you away. Changes are here to make it more competitive against the “Mini”. Technology that is going to be implemented here, will most certainly keep the 2018 Audi A1, one of the most desirable “dwarfs” out there. It will bring the looks, technology and the quality of the most expensive cars to the “budget” customers.
2018 Audi A1 Interior
THE biggest cosmetic change is going to happen throughout the 2018 Audi A1 interior. If you can recall the previous versions and take a look at the newest one, you will notice one thing. The minimalistic design is the main king inside. That has to be changed.
If you are buying Audi you are expecting to be amazed at the exterior and interior. That feeling of entering the previous versions of Audi A1 is not so breathtaking. The interior is based on the minimalistic design, where you don’t have anything on the central console, except some ventilation shafts.
The all new design is going to be borrowed from the well known Audi TT. The central console is going to feature the “virtual cockpit”, which is one of the most authentic designs of the gauge cluster ever. With it, you will be able to use the navigation, engine properties, infotainment, air conditioning and much more.
We hope that the designers won’t stop there. They should borrow many other details like the quality of seats, headroom on the back and the overall trim quality. Leg room has never been a problem, not even on the three doors models.
2018 Audi A1 Engine Specs
One of the things everybody is hoping to achieve with this upgrading is the wider variety of 2018 Audi A1 engines. The rumor has it that the new 2018 Audi A1 will use the 2.0-liter engines, extensively.
The 2018 S1 Sportback will, of course, keep its place in the lineup, and it will be joined by a 2018 Audi RS1. There is no news about the engines they will use, but there has to be some engine capable of developing more than 250hp or even 300hp.
That is just the beginning of their plans, assuming that they are going to make some more fuel efficient vehicles. That will bring Audi into a situation in which there is no room for heavy-roaring engines. They will make room for smaller, lighter, three cylinders 1.0 or 1.5-liter engines. The lack of strength will be covered by the beauty, luxury and some additional gadgets, which are now available only in some more expensive vehicles.
The 2018 Audi A1 will be bigger in any way possible. The architecture, borrowed from the Audi A0 concept, or Volkswagen UP, is going to improve not only the look of the interior and exterior but the engine lineup. It is going to be more fuel efficient and more technically advanced. Can you wish for more?