All-New Audi A1 Spied Developing An Allroad Personality

Surprise, surprise: the second-generation Audi A1 will get an Allroad version for the first time.

Fresh off a visit to the 2018 Paris Auto Show, the 2019 A1 will be able to explore new territories thanks to a jacked-up Allroad version Audi has in the cards.

Want proof? These are the first spy shots of the upcoming Audi A1 Allroad, spotted on and around the Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack.

Yes, even Allroad models must pass the “Green Hell” test nowadays. While it may not look like an Allroad model at first glance, a closer look blows its cover. It features a slightly higher ride height, a new grille, and wider wheel arches.

 

The camouflage covers strategic areas including the fenders, side sills, and bumpers, all of which will be unique to the A1 Allroad. The bumpers will likely feature skid plates at their lower ends and additional plastic cladding, while the side sills will be wider and will feature protective material as well.

The big question is whether the A1 Allroad will feature a quattro all-wheel-drive system or not. Since the upcoming Audi S1 will be AWD, we’d be surprised if the A1 Allroad won’t be as well. In that case, the A1 Allroad would become an interesting rival for the Q2.

There’s no information on the engines available for the A1 Allroad, but chances are only the most powerful units will be eligible. Expect the slightly more rugged A1 model to debut sometime next year.

more photos...

Photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien | CarPix for Carscoops

  • erly5

    An Allroad too far?

  • Daniela Wolf

    Bring them here ! Too many ugly Minis there !

  • Rimas Kurtinaitis

    Or maybe it’s the new S1, with new skirts and wheel arches.

  • ksegg

    lol what is even the point of putting that camo on at this point.

Honda Skyroom Concept May Be Tiny, But It’s Loaded With Tech

The futuristic study is all-electric and fully autonomous and features a circular cabin dominated by… a large couch!.

Grand Cherokee Summit Launches In Australia As Most Luxurious Version Of Jeep’s SUV

The most plush 2019 Grand Cherokee available will set you back AUD $84,450, plus on-road costs, and comes with an extensive list of equipment .

Forget About The Nürburgring – The 2020 Porsche Taycan Looks Best In Its Natural Habitat

Porsche just dropped a big photo gallery showing the 2020 Taycan during its international media drive event in Norway.

Infiniti Q50 Drops The Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine, Goes V6-Only For 2020

Pricing climbs by $750, but the 2020 Q50 now comes standard with 300 hp.

UAW Strike Already Causing Ripple Effects As GM Forced To End Truck Production In Canada

A lack of part shipments could also force dealers to rely on deliveries from aftermarket companies such as PepBoys .

Ford Performance Launches New Off-Road Suspension Kits For Ranger, F-150

The suspension has been developed and tuned to improve the off-road characteristics of the two trucks and costs $1,495 before installation .

Hertz And Hendrick Motorsports Team Up To Offer A Camaro With Up To 750 HP

Customers will also be able to rent a less extreme Camaro SS with 480 hp.

Land Rover Defender Inspired INEOS Grenadier Pushed Back To 2021, Will Be Built In New UK Plant

The upcoming SUV was inspired by the previous-generation Land Rover Defender.

2021 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Facelift Spied, Should Debut Late Next Year

The updated XF is slated to feature new engines as well as revised styling inside and out.

Musk Confident New Tesla Roadster Will Set Production Car Record At The ‘Ring

The new Roadster will pack a 200 kWh battery and three electric motors and will do the 0-60 mph sprint in just 1.9 seconds!.