Graffiti image reveals first clues to 2010 car

This is the first teaser image of the Audi A1 supermini, which is expected to be unveiled at next year's Geneva motor show.

The image was revealed in a series of three official teaser videos, which otherwise revealed few details about the car.

However, a source has previously told autocar.co.uk that Audi will be pegging prices of the A1 close to the Mini.

The upmarket supermini, due to go on sale at the end of 2010, is likely to start at around £13,000 for the base three-door model, although the bulk of the range will retail between £15,000 to £20,000.

Audi A1 Sportback and Audi Metro Project quattro pics

The new A1 is set to share a lot of mechanicals with the recently launched VW Polo. Exact details are scarce, but it’s likely to be powered by a range of existing VW group engines and some newly developed motors.

The petrol model range begins with a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine in two states of tune - 84bhp and 104bhp. Further up there will be a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol with 120bhp and a high-performance, supercharged and turbocharged version of the same unit that puts out 168bhp.

Diesel engines are likely to be a 1.6-litre common-rail injection unit in three states of tune: 75bhp, 90bhp and 105bhp.

Audi sources say that the company is keen to offer A1 buyers a similar ownership experience to that of the Mini. That’s likely to include a wide range of options to personalise your car and the company is planning a all-in service package, designed to give a fixed ownership cost over three or five years.

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15 December 2009

This segment of the market is becoming very busy and from the images and alleged specification it appears this is just going to be another "me too" car.

Come on Audi, lets just have something a little different, a bit more unique!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

15 December 2009

Looking forward to seeing this for real, hope it won't be a dissapointment like the A8

15 December 2009

Couldn't agree more, TEG, especially as VW's "UP" concept is exactly what we're talking about, something different.

Peter Cavellini.

15 December 2009

20 grand Polo?

No Ta.

15 December 2009

[quote TegTypeR]This segment of the market is becoming very busy and from the images and alleged specification it appears this is just going to be another "me too" car.[/quote]

What's a "me too" car?

15 December 2009

[quote TegTypeR]This segment of the market is becoming very busy and from the images and alleged specification it appears this is just going to be another "me too" car.[/quote] Spot on, this has taken way too long to come to market and looks like it will just be a re styled polo with a bunch of option packs. Nothing in the pre launch press releases says anything exciting but just admit this is made to copy the mini marketing strategy. A car born of greed rather than innovation.

15 December 2009

It seems to have an elevating roof , like a camper van. Is it styled like a transformer to appeal to youngsters ?

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