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The New Audi A1

November 27, 2014

Audi has given its popular A1 a mid-life facelift – four years after it was introduced to the German manufacturer’s line-up. With 500,000 sales since its launch, the Audi A1 facelift is unsurprisingly subtle – with enough adjustments to keep the model looking fresh in a highly competitive market. But what differences can you expect to see on this stylish supermini? We’re taking a closer look in today’s Audi A1 review.

Original image by David Villarreal Fernández

Original image by David Villarreal Fernández

What’s changed?

The exterior of the new Audi A1 has received a little nip and tuck, to keep in in line with the newer models from the German manufacturer. The front-end of the car has seen changes to the grille, which now features six-corners – along with a more aggressive front bumper and impressive headlights. These changes are mirrored to the rear of the car. The side-profile of the new A1 and A1 sportback has also succumbed to the surgeon’s knife – showing revised door sills, helping to improve the aesthetic appeal of the luxury supermini.

The launch of the facelifted A1 brings also brings two new trim levels to the table, Sport and Design – offering a vast array of customisation options. The infotainment system has also been given a sexy upgrade, and now features a WiFi hotspot, Bose surround sound and Audi connect – enough to keep you occupied even on the longest journeys.

Original image by David Villarreal Fernández

Original image by David Villarreal Fernández

Are the changes only cosmetic?

Changes to the Audi A1 are more than just skin deep – with six new or upgraded engines on offer. Two new turbocharged three-cylinder engines make their appearance in the A1 range – a 95bhp 1.0-litre petrol and a 90 bhp 1.4-litre diesel, both of which have delightfully low emissions and satisfying fuel economy. The range stretches up to the 228 bhp S1 model, which manages an impressive 0-62mph time of 5.8 seconds. All engines can be ordered with the seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch automatic transmission, which is also new to the 2015 model.

What will this cost?

The new A1 is expected to be available from Spring 2015, priced between £200 and £400 more than the current selection – depending on which model you opt for. Prices are expected to range from £14,000 all the way up to £25,000 for a top-end model.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the new Audi A1, 2014 is the year to buy one! The Car Loan Warehouse can offer you great finance deals, read our A1 review right here – or take a look at our Audi finance page. You can even get a quick quote using our car finance calculator to find out how much you could save right now.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.