The A1..one of the most successful Audi vehicles on the road
Today we are looking at the Audi A1 which has proven to be one the key ingredients into the success of the Audi brand over the years. We have seen the A1 remain as a good seller not just in the United Kingdom but all around the world. It was first introduced to our streets back in 2010 and now five years on we have seen multiple versions of the car go on sale with the likes of the Sportback and the S1 being included. Thanks to the good assembly of the car, trim level options and good ranges of power, the A1 is highly considered to be one of the companies very best cars on offer. Today we are looking at why the car has proven to be a good vehicle from the get go and we also look at why it has maintained a standard level of success over the duration of the past five years.
What options do you have available with an Audi A1?
Firstly the A1 is offered with multiple choices in specifications as we see that three trim levels are available with the car which include SE, Sport and S Line models. Entry level SE models are offered with a choice of two engines which include the one litre TFSI and the 1.6 litre Tdi diesel. Further up the range to the Sport and we see the same two engines carried over but it also features the fitting of a 1.4 litre TFSi too. Two variations of the 1.4 TFSi and the 1.6 diesel is also offered with the range topping S Line models. Some standard equipment to come along with entry level models include fifteen inch alloy wheels,power steering,a DAB digital Radio and electric windows. It is the range topping S Line that holds the best equipment range though. A Sport suspension system for the S Line is one of the big additions not offered with the first two trims. A 6.5 inch screen, two SD card readers,music streaming,a leather steering wheel and LED lighting inside of the vehicle are just some touches to the S Line range we fell in love with.
Different variations of the Audi A1
Alongside the standard hatchback version, Audi do of course offer the A1 in Sportback,S1 and S1 Sportback models. With the S1 and the S1 Sportback, Quattro engines are offered carrying two litres. With automatic stop-start technology also available. The difference between the vehicles are some equipment to come along with the ranges. If you are deciding which version of the car would be best for you though, in our personal opinion, all models offer good value for money. The standard hatchback prices get underway from £14,315. The A1 Sportback is available from £14,935, the S1 from £25,380 and the range topping S1 Sportback prices begin from £26,110.
With so many different variations of the car on sale, we like to think that there is a little something for everyone involved with the A1 which in turn opens up the door for a wide amount of competition. The Citroen DS3,Mini Cooper D and the Fiat 500 can be considered as good rivals. With all of these cars in the same category,the supermini segment has never been hotter than what it is right now.