Carrying on the Inside Line series, we move on from looking at the trio of superminis, Peugeot 107, Citroën C1 and Toyota Aygo and turn our attention to the Audi A1. Originally launched in 2010, the baby Audi is now the entry-level model for the luxury German brand, meaning it is competing with BMW’s Mini, Ford Fiesta, Honda Jazz and sister car the Volkswagen Polo.
The A1 saw Audi harking back to its history and the 1974 Audi 50, which was marketed as an upmarket version of the Polo of the time.
Unveiled in 2010, it was considered Audi’s attempt to take some of the premium supermini pie away from BMW, and was available in three and five door guises.
The baby Audi was launched with a range of powerplants. Motorists could choose from 1.2- or 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engines and 1.6- or 2.0-litre diesel options. This variety of engine options and front wheel drive construction has provided technicians with extra challenges.
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