Audi waits for the dust to settle at Los Angeles Auto Show to reveal the new five-door version of its A1. It will make its debut in Tokyo.
The five-door A1 is a more practical version of the car with a taller profile and therefore more room in the rear. The three-door A1 is a classy city runabout for young couples. This is for young couples with kids.
It’s an expensive little car though, with a base price of 16,950 EUR.
The car comes with four seats, but a fifth one can be fitted at no extra charge, which begs the question why don’t they fit it with one from the beginning, but here we are. You also have the choice between three TFSI gasoline and three TDI diesel engines producing between 63 kW (86 hp) and 136 kW (185 hp), some of which available with the seven-speed S tronic transmission.
The A1 being a trendy hatchback, a choice of 12 paint finishes are available, including the new color Samoa Orange, which is exclusive to the A1 Sportback. What’s more, Audi will paint the roof line – the roof arch, the roof and the roof spoiler – in one of three contrasting colors. The car gets sporty features such as front and rear spoiler but you can make it look even more out there with the optional S-Line kit.
As for the equipments, the base model comes as standard with manual air conditioning, a split rear seat, a radio remote-controlled central locking system, power-adjustable side mirrors, power windows, the chorus radio and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. Safety equipment comprises two front airbags, two thorax/pelvic side airbags and two head airbags.