The new Audi A1 Sportback redefines the compact segment. Its striking, masculine design with genes of the sporty Ur-quattro characterizes the second generation of the successful compact car. The interior is accordingly driver-focused, with its emotive, customizable design. “The sportiest interior in the compact class,” that was the stated aim. With its infotainment and driver assistance systems on a par with the full-size class, the A1 Sportback is firmly networked with the digital world.
The new Audi A1
Spacious, sporty, emotive.
The new A1 Sportback is much more spacious – making life much more comfortable for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. The A1 Sportback has grown significantly in length – with an additional 56 millimeters (2.2 in), it now measures 4.03 meters (13.2 ft). At the same time, the width has remained almost the same at 1.74 (5.7 ft) meters. The new-generation model is only 1.41 meters (4.6 ft) in height – including aerial, the car is 1.43 meters (4.7 ft) tall. Luggage capacity has increased by 65 liters (2.3 cu ft). Normal capacity is 335 liters (11.8 cu ft); with the rear seats folded down, this increases to 1,090 liters (38.5 cu ft). Loading sill height is a comfortably low 67 centimeters (2.2 ft).
The new Audi A1 Sportback is fit for the digital future. Even the basic
version comes standard with a fully digital instrument cluster with a
high-resolution, 10.25-inch display and a multifunction steering wheel.
The optional Audi virtual cockpit with an extended range of functions
presents comprehensive and diverse information such as animated
navigation maps and graphics of some driver assistance systems in the
driver’s direct field of vision. The Audi smartphone interface ensures
you are always well connected on board the new A1 Sportback. It
integrates iOS and Android smartphones using Apple CarPlay and Android
Auto. Music and acoustics aficionados will be pleased to find a Digital
Audio Broadcasting tuner, the Audi sound system and the Bang &
Olufsen Premium Sound System.
The axle design of the new Audi A1 Sportback delivers agile handling and
a sporty, poised driving experience. Besides the basic suspension,
there is an option for a tauter sport suspension. Dynamic packages,
individually configured for every engine version, bundle equipment
options to give the A1 Sportback an even sportier trim. The brakes of
the new A1 Sportback can be precisely metered and provide a responsive,
taut pedal feel. The optional hold assist enhances safety on uphill and
downhill slopes by preventing the car from rolling after stopping.
Wheels are available in sizes from 15 up to 18 inches. The new A1
Sportback rolls off the production line with the Audi drive select
dynamic handling system as an option. With it, drivers can select from
four modes that influence the driving characteristics: auto, dynamic,
efficiency and individual.