2019 Audi A1 Is An Improvement On Most Areas With A Few Glaring Faults

Earlier this year, Audi unveiled the second-generation A1, and now has finally let journalists see what it’s all about in the official media launch.

Thanks to the massively reworked front and rear ends, nobody will mistake it for its predecessor, and the same can be said about the cabin as well..

Standard gear includes the digital instrument cluster and 8.8-inch infotainment system, with a 10.1-inch screen being an option. There might be some more intuitive and less distracting systems out there, but these do the job fairly good. Also, practicality is a massive improvement over the old Audi A1, as there’s more legroom and headroom at the back along with a larger boot.

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Despite impressing the reviewer in some chapters, the new A1 disappointed in some things, such as the build quality of some materials, vibrations coming through the pedals and gear stick lever, and road noise that some might expect from a Volkswagen Polo, but not from a premium car like an Audi.

The suspension is a bit on the firm side, but still forgiving enough to make the car feel civilized. The steering is quick and responsive, and there’s plenty of grip to encourage some sporty driving.

That said, on-road refinement and interior quality could be a bit better, but all in all, the 2019 Audi A1 is a good car to drive. The question is, is it a good car to own?

 

  • Adi

    Its funny how car reviewers harshly criticize the hard plastics for example in Dacia Sandero (which starts from 7k £) but here in Audi A1 (which starts from 18,5k £) the hard plastics “just let the side down a little bit.” And this one is top spec and God knows how much does it cost. The dash and doors should be wrapped in leather for that kind of money LOL. Yet he calls it just a small let down.

    • Miknik

      Because Dacia won’t invite you to 5 star experience car launches on exotic locations before you review their cars…

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Over 30K €, here

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Also, i saw the rewiew of a Q2 which was 55K €, and still had bad NHV, bad plastic and not even the giant screen

  • Six_Tymes

    “disappointed in some things, such as the build quality of some materials, vibrations coming through the pedals and gear stick lever, and road noise that some might expect from a Volkswagen Polo, but not from a premium car like an Audi.”

    Looks better, but quality worsened, got it.

  • Enter Ranting

    Audi styling has left the building.

    • David De Fortier

      I agree.. looks fugily

  • Miknik

    SO you get a touch screen, but cheap plastics and not so nice NVH or ride; So what exactly makes this then a premium product, compared to the average small car, other than it’S price and badge?

  • David De Fortier

    God dam f**king ugly sonab**ch looking car!

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