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Audi reveals first pictures and details of new A1 supermini

Audi has revealed the latest version of its A1 supermini ahead of the order books opening later this summer and the first models arriving in the UK in the autumn.

Pricing is yet to be confiAudi A1 Sportback 4rmed; however, Company Car Today understands prices will start from £18,000. The current model’s RRP starts at £14,755.

The A1 has grown in size, with its length increasing by 56mm to 4.03m, however, the width and height remains the same as the outgoing model; Audi says this gives the car a taut and sporty look thanks to the large, imposing grille.

Like other models in the firm’s range, Audi claims the legendary Ur-Quattro has influenced the looks of the A1, while S-Line models will have larger air vents, a large rear wing and twin tailpipes to show its sporting prowess.

Audi A1 Sportback 1

Audi has axed diesel options from the A1 with a spokesman citing a slowing global demand for the fuel for the powertrain’s demise. It is instead powered by a number of petrol units with outputs ranging from 95hp to 200hp.

Inside, Audi claims the new A1 is much more spacious for both front and rear passengers thanks to the increase in size, while luggage space has been increased by 65 litres over the outgoing model, to 335 litres.

As standard, the A1 comes with a 10.25-inch digital display, while the car is equipped with the firm’s MMI multimedia system which has filtered down from the company’s larger models. Smartphone connectivity is also offered as standard, with Apple Carplay and Andoid Auto  fitted as standard.

In terms of assistance kit offered, the A1 is offered with an array of devices as standard. These include: Lane departure warning, a speed limiter and radar sensors.