2010 Audi A1 New Details

Audi A1 is one expected model but until now, only a few details have been released, as Audi tried to tease us every once in a while with a new piece of information regarding the car. This time, we got some official details about the A1, which according to CAR magazine UK, is due in October or November.

The aforementioned source met with Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi’s sales and marketing boss, who confirmed that A1 will be similar to the A3 range, which makes us believe the future model will come in Sportback, Cabriolet and Crossover form. Furthermore, the German brand might prepare a sport version of the car to be sold as S1.

Earlier rumors claimed the Audi A1 is expected to arrive in European dealerships as soon as early 2010 and will be initially available as a three-door model. The car will be obviously based on the A1 Concept showcased for the first time at the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show but will come with slight modifications, as some features would not make sense on a production model.

Audi A1 is one of the models that might be released in the United States as well, although details on such a plan are still sketchy at this point. However, Audi is still considering a potential US launch because the price of the car, likely to be around 20,000 euro, might affect the local sales.

“They said: ‘This is impossible. You cannot charge this much for small cars. In their mind, they were thinking $18,000, because that’s the conditioning our society still has,” Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen said earlier this year.
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