The Audi A1 Sportback: spacious and sporty

Do you consider yourself bold, intuitive and intelligent? Then the Audi A1 Sportback is the ideal car for you! Modelled around living life in the moment. It’s funky, youthful and those primary colour options give it a massive presence for a small car.

Audi’s first-generation smallest model was released in 2011. After eight years, the second generation offers a bigger car filled with more tech and cool options such as contrasting roof colours, among other things. Two colours to make your mark!

The new Audi is driver-focused and integrated into the digital world as you are. It offers more space, a digitised cabin and new trim lines and package structures. The original Audi Quattro of the 80s inspired the Sporting design. Think about everything you’d want to put in the boot, all at once…now it’s possible. The boot capacity grows by 65 litres to a total of 335 litres. The best part is when the rear seats are folded, the capacity increases to 1090 litres with a loading sill height of 67cm.

The buyer has three direct-injection turbo-petrol engines to choose from. A 30 TSFI powered by a 1.0-liter engine producing 85kW and 200Nm, a 35 TFSI powered by a 1.5-litre engine producing 110kW and 250Nm, or the top-of-the-line 40 TSFI powered by a 2.0-liter engine producing 147kW and 320Nm. The latter is also recognisable with its striking tailpipes. They are all turbocharged and use a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The cabin is fit for a digital future. All three models come standard with a fully digital instrument cluster with high resolution, 10.25-inch display and a multifunction steering wheel. LED headlights are also standard, but buyers can additionally order Audi’s virtual cockpit, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto integration, and wireless charging.
Other standard features include manual air conditioning, powered and heated exterior mirrors, auto headlights and wipers, central front armrest, black gloss dashboard accents, fabric seat upholstery, electronic stability control and tyre pressure monitoring.

With the 35 TFSI, a whole lot of LEDs is about to change your life! From LED headlights, taillights and interior lighting. Additionally, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and colour-coded exterior mirrors.

On top of that, the 40 TFSI gains dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, front sports seats with adjustable lumbar support, aluminium-look interior, upgraded seat fabric and an S Line exterior styling package.

Buyers have the option to choose from three exterior configurations: Standard, Advanced and S Line with distinct styling characteristics. Depending on the package chosen, all models come with alloy wheels ranging from 15” to 17”. With numerous possibilities to select the colours and materials, Audi included a Black Styling Package and a Contrast Package. Included in the Black Styling Package is the radiator grille in matte black, grille frame, front air inlet frame, rear diffuser and front spoiler, all in high gloss black. With the Contrast Package, a contrasting roof dome is included as well as exterior mirror housing, front spoiler lip, and side skirts in Mythos Black Metallic or Manhattan Grey Metallic.

The new Audi A1 Sportback’s pricing starts at R 359 900. It will also sure give you a comfortable space to perfectly handle on any South African road and drive a statement wherever you go!
Read more about the packages and pricing here.