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2018’s poshest supermini? Next Audi A1 spied

Published: 13 October 2017

► Audi’s next A1 spied
► Platform shared with Polo
► Due for launch in 2018

The current-gen Audi A1 has been hard at work in showrooms since 2010, and it’s now getting ready to pass over the baton to its replacement, spied testing in these new pictures.

The Mk2 A1 will share the same MQB-A0 platform as the latest VW Polo, Seat Ibiza and Seat Arona. That means a longer wheelbase than the outgoing A1 for more interior space. A larger boot is also expected to feature. 

It's now official! See the new 2018 Audi A1 here

Audi A1 spyshot

As per the Polo, a configurable digital instrument cluster will feature – potentially with a larger 12.3-inch option, as seen on larger Audi models. Expect a mid-dash touchscreen horizontally aligned with the dials, like the Polo.

Whereas the existing A1 is available with three or five doors, industry rumour suggests its successor will be available in five-door form only, to save production costs, as is the case with the new Polo.

Audi A1 spyshot

Three- and four-cylinder engine options will feature, and manual and DSG auto gearboxes.

Here’s hoping there’ll be a new S1 version, too…

Click here to read CAR's review of the outgoing Audi A1

Audi A1 spyshot

By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, automotive design graduate, Radical champ

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