Audi planning to add five-door, cabriolet and S1 variants to A1 lineup


Even though Audi revealed its body style plan for the new A1 city car at the end of last year, after this week’s formal presentation of the premium model, its CEO, Rupert Stadler, revealed that the vehicle was devised to support multiple body iterations.

The first, which we already saw, is the three-door edition, which will serve as a base for others. Next up in the release schedule is a five-door model, which will hit at the beginning of 2011, and will also be offered with the current gasoline and diesel engines.

Performance fans will be able to order the S1 model at the beginning of 2012, which will use the same turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine as the upcoming Volkswagen Polo GTI, that can produce around 180 HP. The three-door S1 will be offered with the same seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic gearbox as the current edition, and still won’t feature the quattro all-wheel drive system.

Last but not least, after the S1, Audi will market a cabriolet A1, which is set to feature a cloth folding top, and might also arrive with a revised engine range.

Will all of these models become popular choices for the younger audience with a taste for premium models? You decide by leaving a comment.

Source: Autocar

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