Scoop: 2019 Audi A1 Looks Larger And Wider Than Predecessor

Meet the next-generation Audi A1, a car expected to be more spacious and a lot more technologically advanced than its aging predecessor.

Underpinning the 2019 A1 is the MQB A0 platform, shared with other small hatchbacks from the VW Group such as the all-new Polo. This should result in a bigger wheelbase, but also improved structural rigidity thanks to the hot-formed steel and aluminum construction.

This new model will only be available as a 5-door Sportback version, with the 3-door getting cut from the roster due to poor sales.

Rumor has it that the all-new A1 will look like a smaller A3, which we’re starting to believe judging by what we’re seeing in these spy images. Viewing the car from a rear 3/4 angle makes it easy to spot the A3-like shoulder line.

On the tech front, expect the new A1 to get some of Audi‘s latest systems such as some semi-autonomous tech, Wi-Fi hotspot, smartphone integration and perhaps even the 12.3″ TFT Virtual Cockpit display, as an optional extra.

Engine options will include both 3- and 4-cylinder petrol and diesel units, mated to either 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmissions. A hybrid model is also likely, positioned underneath the flagship all-wheel driven S1 version. Whether or not an RS1 is happening, remains unknown.

The 2019 Audi A1 should arrive in dealerships sometime next year, when it will look to lock horns with its old pal, the Mini.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops


  • Tumbi Mtika

    And still unlikely to to be in the US.

  • Oh my goodness what an easy render!!! ..initializing Photoshop CC..

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    Wanna know about the size? It’s easy, same of new Polo and Ibiza. Actually this is the Audi version of the Ibiza but sold twice the normal price of a WV Polo

  • gor134

    Pre facelift A1 was the best looking in my opinion


    q3 should be dead

    • lagunas3ca

      Why? Is it because the Q3 is a sporty, attractive and high-tech competitor to the Mercedes GLA, BMW X1 and Lexus NX? Or is it because about 70% of Q3 buyers are new to Audi, and about 70% of those are first-time luxury buyers? Or lastly, is it because you simply do not understand the focus of steady, profitable gross?

  • Vassilis

    Great shame they won’t make a 3door version. The current one looks pretty great. The S1 in particular is awesome!

  • Rocc E. Normyss

    Why AudI? Why rebadge VWs? Do you really think following in GM’s 80s footsteps is the appropriate thing to do?

    • LWOAP

      My guess is VW needs to offload some models after Dieselgate. 🙂

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      This is very different to a GM 80s rebadge…

  • Mike Gonzalez

    it’s going to look like the Q2 minus the higher suspension… i really hope the C-pilar is not painted in contrast tho

  • fabri99

    Well that looks a lot like the new Polo.

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