2019 Audi A1 Teaser Reveals A High-Tech Interior With A Touchscreen Display

Audi just wrapped up the teaser campaign for the 2019 Q8 and the company is already moving on by releasing the first teaser video of the next-generation A1.

Essentially a gif, the teaser confirms the A1 will be offered with a digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen MMI display. That isn’t terribly surprising but the video gives us our first look at the model’s all-new interior.

While there isn’t much to see, the entry-level model features a wide swatch of metallic trim underneath the infotainment system. The car also has an automatic climate control system with chromed knobs and small displays for the temperature settings of each front seat occupant. This particular model has also been equipped with heated seats which are controlled by a dedicated button on the outer edges of the climate control panel.

The teaser image appears to confirm the A1 will eschew a third display like models such as the A6, A7 and A8. This was likely done to keep costs in check and it isn’t too odd considering the Q2 also skipped a third display.

Last but not least, the teaser image seems to confirm the interior will be highly customizable as we can see some green trim around the air vents.

Audi is keeping details under wraps but previous spy photos have shown the 2019 A1 will have a more upscale and mature appearance than its predecessor. Like other recent models, the hatchback will have a wide Singleframe grille and sporty air intakes. The car will also ditch its third quarter window and adopt a thicker C-pillar.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but we can expect an assortment of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder powerplants. The petrol units are expected to have outputs ranging from 125 PS (92 kW / 123 hp) to 300 PS (220 kW / 295 hp) in the RS1.

There’s no word on when the car will be unveiled but the teaser image suggests it will debut at a special event in Barcelona, Spain later this year.

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  • Erzhik

    I hope the screen will be more responsive and smoother than in a teaser.

    • wintergraan

      It‘s a GIF and not a video. That‘s why it doesn‘t look smooth 😉

      • Erzhik

        It was a joke

        • wintergraan

          Pardon me, but it’s really hard to tell without a clear indication of your intention, like a winking face 🙂

          • Rzrlf

            Yea, Nah. Everybody got the joke

          • wintergraan

            ಠ_ಠ

  • haudit

    Looks like the new-generation A1 is going to be another of Audi’s “in between” cars, just like its predecessor and the first Q3 were – mixing some of Audi’s latest technology with HVAC controls that appear to have been lifted directly from the six-year-old Audi A3. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f38b1a9837a5e80420edec584c30ef8fda8826915e3acd3174980198ee17c38a.jpg

    • :/ Yurr

      Exactly what I was gonna say. You beat me lol.

      • Autoexperte

        the small Audi A1 gets a better interior than the A6/7/8 IMO

        I like real knobs and switches and not only touch screens

        • Matt

          Quality nowhere near as good though, so not ‘better’ in that regard.

          • Autoexperte

            the quality level in a Lexus LS is higher

          • Matt

            How is that relevant at all?

    • Matt

      Nothing really wrong with that though, it’s still ‘Audi’ switchgear and the A1 is their entry model.

  • Miknik

    Wow, it will have a touch screen, like, well, anything else….

  • S3XY

    Tesla’s have had that.

    They should have wrote “Thanks Tesla”

    • Finkployd

      bit of a reach 🙂

  • Giannis Antypas

    Well ‘Barcelona’ Spain is a hint for the Barcelona SEAT plant building the Audi A1.

    • Daniela Wolf

      Audi is shifting the Q3 to Hungary while Brussel shifts the A1 to Spain.^^

      • Giannis Antypas

        And this explains why the teaser image suggests that the A1 matches with Barcelona, as Batcelona hosts its new manufacturing plant.
        There the new A1 will be built together with its MQB0 sibling ie the SEAT Ibiza, and that will mean benfitting from cutting costs for everybody including Audi and SEAT (not to mention VW too with the new Polo built nearby in Navarra Spain, in a former SEAT plant).

  • Enter Ranting

    Wait a minute – AUDI IS PUTTING A TOUCH SCREEN IN A CAR?!!

    • Beelzaboot teriaksun

      do you live under a rock? it’s like their 5th car to feature TS. And the B9 A4 is due for a facelift, as is tradition

      • Enter Ranting

        Sarcasm. Look into it.

        • Beelzaboot teriaksun

          I saw it as a 50/50 chance you were not being sarcastic. I got defeated on the internet today 🙁

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