New Premium Hatchback From Audi: Audi A1


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The new premium hatchback from Audi will take on other premium offerings from Germany like the Mini Cooper and will offer several different variants just like the Mini family.

According to an insider the line-up would consist of a three door (the one spied), a five door, a cabriolet, a possible coupe or a roadster and even an SUV. The heavily camouflaged car manages to show off the front grille and the headlamps detailing which will have the trademark Audi LED’s. Powertrain options are open with capacities ranging from 1.2 to 1.8 litres and a 200 bhp output for the performance ‘S’ variant. A mild hybrid or even a full electric may also be available in the due course.

The A1 is a part of Audi’s larger plans to boost its model lineup to 40 by 2015 as well as expanding its production facilities, as reaffirmed by the CEO Rupert Stadler a number of times. The car may or may not come to USA at launch since the customers in USA are not yet at a stage where they would part with premium money for a hatchback Audi but even then the possibility cannot be ruled out completely.

Source - Cubic Capacity
 
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