New Audi A1: price, specs and release date

The 2015 Audi A1 gets a revised look and new frugal engines

The new Audi A1 has already been spotted testing, which implies that the revised model is on track for a public debut at the Paris Motor Show.

More of a facelift than an all-new model, the latest A1 and A1 Sportback will get Audi’s revised corporate look, including the angular grille that features on the new Audi TT, and will also get subtle changes to the front and rear bumpers.

New Audi A1 price & release date

With its public debut scheduled for the Paris Motor Show in October, we can expect the new model to go on sale early in 2015. Prices should closely match the current Audi A1 line-up, which ranges from £14,000 - £25,000.

New Audi A1 specs & engines

The revised Audi A1 is set to carry some of the subtle revisions first seen on the new Audi S1 (pictured). Those include reshaped headlights and re-styled rear lights. The new car is also set to get revised front and rear bumpers, plus a more modern grille.

Sharing many of its parts with the Volkswagen Polo, there’s a good chance the new A1 will get that car’s updated touchscreen infotainment system, which has a function that allows it to mirror the display of your smartphone. It would also mean button clutter on the dashboard can be kept to a minimum, while we can expect Audi to make some cosmetic changes to the interior – such as new upholstery and interior trims.

Engines used by the new Polo are also highly likely to make their way into the Audi A1 line-up. They include a trio of low-capacity, three-cylinder diesels, the most of frugal of which can return nearly 90mpg and CO2 emissions that mean it easily qualifies for free road tax.

A turbocharged version of the Volkswagen’s up!’s 1.0-litre petrol is another option that would make sense in the new A1. It qualifies for free road tax, and can return economy of 69mpg, yet still promises to be a spritely performer in a small car such as the A1.

We expect more information to be released on the new A1 closer to its official Paris unveil, so bookmark this page to stay up to do date with all the latest news. In the meantime, watch and read all the latest Audi road tests, on the Carbuyer Audi reviews page.

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