This is the all-new slightly bigger, slightly longer second generation Audi A1 Sportback. In the UK the new A1 Sportback will be offered in four model trims SE, Sport and S line specification. At launch – the 2.0 TFSI with 200PS with its twin tailpipes will be available only in S line form.
The new A1 Sportback is available in a choice of ten colours which, as an option, can be combined with a contrasting roof colour extending from the A-pillar to the roof edge spoiler.
In the cabin with its customisable design houses the touch-screen displays are driver-oriented positioned.
The cabin is also much more spacious, and Luggage capacity has increased by 65 litres to 335 litres, and with the rear seats folded down, this increases to 1,090 litres.
The entry level SE version features a fully digital instrument cluster with a high-resolution, 10.25-inch display and a multifunction steering wheel as standard.
All versions can be equipped with the optional Navigation Pack or Technology Pack, the former adding hard disc-based MMI Navigation plus with a 10.1-inch MMI touch screen and the higher specification Audi Virtual Cockpit, and the latter both of the above plus the various internet-based services offered by Audi connect and Audi Phone Box wireless charging functionality.
The driver assistance systems include as standard, lane departure warning, speed limiter and emergency pre-brake assist.
Three engines will initially be available: the 30 TFSI, a three-cylinder unit with a 1.0 litre capacity and 116PS of power, a 150PS 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with the cylinder on demand efficiency system (COD) in the 35 TFSI, and a 2.0-litre, 200PS TFSI with 320 Nm (236.0 lb-ft) of torque that will power the overtly performance-focused top model.
All engines can be linked to either a manual gearbox or the seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission, with the exception of the 200PS variant which uses a six-speed S tronic transmission as standard.
As an alternative to the standard suspension, there is the option of a tauter sport suspension and an upgrade to a set-up incorporating adjustable dampers.
The new Audi A1 Sportback will be available to order in the UK in September ahead of first deliveries in November.