We've been hearing about them for years: premium small cars. We've even seen some of them, albeit through the distorted lens of the transatlantic Internet. But soon Americans will get to enjoy the segment Europeans have kept largely to themselves, and Audi's upcoming A1 minicar, set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, will be one of the first. Previewed a number of times over the past several years worth of auto shows, the Audi A1 is most closely analogous to MINI's Cooper in the current small/premium segment. Leaked from a photoshoot with Justin Timberlake about a month ago...
2011 Audi A1 rendered
We've known since at least September--when the A1 and A8 skipped the Frankfurt Auto Show--that Audi is considering the A1 compact for the United States. A recent report out of Germany even says the car may do without all-wheel drive throughout the lineup to save on weight and production costs...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
First Details On 2011 Audi S8, S7 And S1 Confirmed
The wraps have just come off the all-new 2011 Audi A8, which is set to sail into showrooms in the second half of next year with a choice of V-6 and V-8 powerplants. As the fourth generation of the flagship A8 sedan, the 2011 A8 offers an all-new look and a range of updated technology. But what it...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Report: Audi A1 May Reach U.S.
A couple of months ago, we brought you news that Audi's all-new A1 and next-gen A8 would be skipping this week’s 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, and while there’s still no word on whether either of the cars will be revealed at the show we do have a new report claiming the A1 will eventually...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
New Details On Audi S1 Sports Hatch
Next year will the launch of a new compact hatch in the form of the Audi A1, which is expected to arrive on the market as a 2011 model. The car won’t be an affordable city car in the same vein as the Toyota iQ and the production version of the Volkswagen up! concept, but rather a premium...Alex Kaufmann
New Audi A1 could save Brussels plant
Volkswagen Group’s new chief Martin Winterkorn has hinted that the company’s plant in Brussels could be used to build a new subcompact for Audi dubbed the A1. Germany’s Der Spiegel reports that Winterkorn is planning to meet Belgian Prime minister Guy Verhofstadt later this week...James Martinez
Audi’s boss of Marketing and Sales, Ralph Weyler, has confirmed that the automaker is working on the A1 and that it’ll bring the fight to BMW’s MINI in 2009. The new car will be built using underpinnings from the previous Golf and current Polo, and is expected to cost around €15,000 to €18,000. Audi will be working in collaboration with fellow Volkswagen Group subsidiary SEAT on the project, he said in an interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel. Audi’s goal is to bring younger buyers to the market and introduce them to the brand with the hope that...