The 2019 Audi A1 will be paired under the skin with a redesigned Volkswagen Polo, which is also not for sale in the United States. The smallest version of the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform is in the Audi A3, the Volkswagen Golf and a handful of other models make up the German automaker. This prototype is for an A1 to 5-door. It is believed that Audi will no longer be outside a 3-door option due to weak demand.
2019 Audi A1 Platform and Exterior
Apparently, the 2019 Audi A1 will only be available in a five-door configuration, and it is expected to roll on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, which currently underlies the twin Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo models. With that, expect growth in almost every aspect of its dimensions, including a more spacious cabin.
The new generation 2019 Audi A1 test mules were seen with aggressive snow tires and LED bar lights mounted on the grille, which makes sense given the gravity of the terrain. The prototype models are also seen with an antenna placed on the roof, perhaps a part of some test equipment. As for the production-ready parts, the car is seen with a pair of slimmer headlights, Audi’s signature single-frame grille, large air intakes at both ends and elegant central ventilation. There is not much to comment on the style courtesy of heavy camouflage, but we see a new set of alloy wheels and ORVMs on the sides. At the rear, the car seems to have new, brighter LED taillights, a rear wiper, and a small roof-mounted spoiler.
2019 Audi A1 Interior and Engine Specs
What is likely to be more intriguing for buyers is the raft of new technology inside. The 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit will make its debut for the first time, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be featured on an updated version of Audi’s MMI infotainment system. The company can deploy a WiFi hotspot and aims to compete with the connectivity offered by the A1’s main competitor, the MINI.
As far as energy is concerned, we are still waiting for a range of three- and four-cylinder plants as well as a hybrid offering that will go into the mix a little further. Specifically, a 1.0-liter three-turbocharged engine and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder will likely be the launch engines available. In the field of high performance, we expect to see an S1 variant sometime after the 2019 Audi A1 debut, with power probably coming from the Polo GTI’s 200-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine.
Although inconclusive, the word is that the 2019 Audi A1 will abandon the old 1.4-liter TFSI engine in favor of a new, more efficient engine range. The 1.0-liter, three-cylinder TFSI engine currently available in the outgoing model, 95 hp will be the basic offering, and only one step could be the new 1.5-liter TFSI unit, producing fuel efficiency. the order of 150 ch. This replaces the old 1.4-liter piece which, in its highest state, is 148 hp and has on-demand cylinder technology.