Audi A1 turned into a crossoverAugust 21, 2019
Audi introduced an all-terrain modification of the second-generation subcompact hatchback A1. The car received the prefix citycarver in the name and will go on sale in Europe this fall. Prices for the new product will start at 30,000 euros.
The off-road version differs from the standard hatchback by an increased ground clearance (+40 mm), additional body protection, new bumpers, another octagonal radiator grille, as well as massive wheel arches. Customers are also offered 16- or 18-inch wheels to choose from. Inside, the changes are minimal – the car has new contrasting inserts in different colors.
The novelty was built on the modular chassis of the Volkswagen concern – MQB A0, which underlies the new VW Polo and Seat Ibiza. Other specifications are kept secret. According to unofficial data, the smallest crossover will be available with a three-cylinder unit with a working volume of one liter, developing 95 and 118 horsepower.
Also, customers will be offered a 1.5-liter “turbo four” with a capacity of 150 forces. The top versions will be equipped with a two-liter 200-horsepower supercharged engine. Whether the car will receive a quattro all-wheel drive system is still unknown.
Audi officially unveiled the second-generation subcompact A1 hatchback last summer. The smallest model of the German brand, which the company calls “the ideal companion for urban life”, has become one of the most equipped and technically advanced cars in its class. The length of the new Audi A1 Sportback was 4.03 m, width – 1.74 m, and height – 1.4 meters. The exterior of the hatchback used design solutions designed to give a reference to the famous Audi rally cars of the 1980s – Ur-Quattro and Sport Quattro.
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