The Audi A1 Sportback is the tiniest of the automaker’s choices in Europe, and its measurement and packaging has proved mighty common since its debut in 2010. Whereas rumors have surfaced a couple of potential Q1 coming within the close to future, Audi has simply launched a brand new trim that ought to cut up the distinction between the 2 to assist bide the time.
Audi on Monday unveiled the A1 Citycarver. This is not some type of package deal designed to present the A1 any type of off-road cred, except you rely gravel roads as hitting the dust. As an alternative, it is simply an look package deal that brings the A1 somewhat nearer to cosplaying a crossover.
The marginally beefier look of the A1 Citycarver comes from a couple of totally different items. There are stronger wheel arches and door sills in a contrasting shade, and there is further underbody safety in a stainless-steel end. Each bumpers are new, though they do not look that a lot totally different. The look is capped off with a suspension carry of about 1.6 inches. It additionally will get the bigger 17-inch alloy wheels which can be solely provided on the A1 Sportback’s S Line trim.
The within seems unchanged from the A1 Sportback, trying mighty angular with plenty of components that look similar to the also-new 2019 Audi Q3. An 8.8-inch heart display and a 10.25-inch digital show cluster are commonplace, however choices packages develop each screens to 10.1 and 12.three inches, respectively.
There is a strong quantity of ordinary tech in right here, as nicely, together with automated braking and lane departure warning, along with LED headlights and rear parking sensors. It may be upgraded additional with a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, wi-fi gadget charging and embedded navigation.
Audi’s new A1 Citycarver will likely be obtainable to order beginning in August, and it will arrive at sellers within the fall. It is unclear what number of engines it would rock, however for context, the A1 Sportback is on the market in Europe with 4 totally different engines, from a 1.0-liter I3 placing out 95 horsepower to a 200-hp, 2.0-liter I4. Smaller engines will be optioned with a handbook transmission, too.