2020 Audi A1 Sportback; Specs, Interior, Price & Availability – Audi offers the second generation of its city car. Elongated, with tight lines, it benefits from technologies that equip the larger ones.
Launched in 2010, the A1 became in 2011 the Audi favorite of the consumer. Adored by female customers, this four-door version of the Ingolstadt small car (the firm’s headquarters) benefited from a restyling in 2015. It is now renewed. It has grown significantly (4, 03 m against 3, 95 m). Its width and especially its height remain however almost identical. The lines of the A1 have lost their roundness. More tense, forward tilted, they are typical of the current design of the brand.
The large “Single Frame” grille positioned low enough and the side air intakes form the front face. Three flat slots were placed by the designers under the bonnet edge. They are a discreet tribute to the sports Quattro, an icon of rallies born in 1984. In profile, this new A1 evokes not only the Sports Quattro but also the Ur-Quattro, especially with a final amount of the body pushed forward. The roofline adopts a low profile, while the wheel arches have substantially flattened edges.
2020 Audi A1 Sportback Interior
The change is even more spectacular inside, where we clearly change universes. A glance can measure the distance traveled. Even the basic version comes standard with all-digital instruments: a 10.25-inch (25.65 cm) high-resolution display is paired with a multifunction steering wheel. The Virtual cockpit, which displays full-size GPS, is still available. This option is so nice that we gladly recommend it.
A 8.8-inch (22.35 cm) touch screen provides access to the car’s systems. Hybrid guidance is borrowed from the functions of the upper segment, among others. This guidance calculates the route in the “cloud” (data stored outside the vehicle) taking into account all road traffic.
Another advantage is that both the on-board and on-line search system allows the driver, or his passengers, to easily find points of interest such as gas stations, restaurants and hotels, or the price of fuel. or the availability of parking spaces. The optional Audi Phone Box connects the smartphone to the vehicle antenna for better reception quality and recharges the phone by induction. The optional Bang & Olufsen “Premium Sound System” audio system includes 11 speakers and delivers a total output of 560 watts, transforming the interior of this small car into a concert hall. Driving aids are among the most advanced.
2020 Audi A1 Sportback Transmission & Platform
The chassis includes steel components (hot formed), and 27% of the body components are highly resistant composite. The basement is almost entirely streamlined. This 2020 Audi A1 Sportback can have three types of suspensions. In addition to the basic model, a firmer suspension is available, which is equipped with adjustable dampers at the top end. Two dynamic packs make the car even sportier. They include the Sport suspension and larger brake discs. Four modes of conduct (“Dive Select”) complete the device.
On the other hand, even if it refers to Walter Röhrl’s quattro, the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback should not be equipped with the all-wheel drive, the “0” type MQB platform (also that of the Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza) being not suitable for four-wheel drive.
Question engines, the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback will be equipped with groups whose powers range from 95 hp to 200 hp, with displacement ranging from 1.5 to 2 liters. Turbo and particulate filter are standard. The manual transmissions are six-speed, seven-speed for the automatic (S-Tronic dual clutch). The habitability is on the rise with an enlargement of the entrance of the trunk, whose volume, increasing by 65 liters.
It evolves from 335 to 1090 liters. Note, a height of the threshold of the relatively low bunker (67 cm). Made in Belgium, the A1 will now be produced in the factory in Martorell, Spain, alongside his cousins Seat. It will have to arrive in the concession at the end of the year. Given the technology and equipment of this new small Audi,