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Audi A1

(2018 – present)

The Audi A1 is a small five-door hatchback, available in regular (A1 Sportback) or crossover (A1 Citycarver) body styles. The current A1 is the second generation, which was launched in the UK in late 2018.

Unlike the original A1, there is no three-door version of the current model and there are no diesel-engined versions. As yet, there are also no higher-performance S1 or RS 1 models.

Generally, the Audi A1 Sportback has received positive reviews from the UK motoring media. However, its current overall Expert Rating of 75% (as of May 2020) trails behind its major rival, the Mini hatch. The A1 has been particularly praised for its comfort and technology, but isn’t as enjoyable to drive as the Mini.

The A1 Citycarver also scores poorly compared to the regular A1 Sportback models, particularly because of its high price.

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Body style: Five-door hatch
Engines: petrol
Price: From £18,460 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2018
Last updated: Autumn 2019
Replacement due: TBA


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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2019









Eco Rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Audi A1 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic. It is due to resume in the second half of the year.

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