Audi has been producing the popular A1 premium subcompact hatchback since 2010 and its latest incarnation has taken it to the next level in terms of sophistication, style and technology. Rosedale Leasing are offering contract hire deals that start from as little as £185.38 per month Excl VAT right now, so getting in the driving seat of a New A1 is more affordable than you would have thought!
New second generation Audi A1 Sportback Review
The second generation A1 is available only in five-door Sportback form, with new, modern styling details that have drawn inspiration from the Ur Quattro’s of the 1980’s. This has been complimented by infotainment and driver assistance systems that are on a par with the contemporary full-size class.
New Audi A1 Sportback exterior and dimensions
The New A1 Sportback is longer than its predecessor by 56 millimetres, now measuring 4.03 metres. Its width has remained almost the same at 1.74 metres, while at just 1.41 metres high (excluding aerial) it keeps a low-slung stance, emphasised further by the wide track and short overhangs.
There is a wide, low-placed Single-frame grille and side air inlets dominate the distinctive front; three flat bonnet slits pay homage to the Sport quattro, the brand’s rally icon from 1984.
New Audi A1 Sportback specifications, standard equipment, technology and safety features
In the UK, the New A1 Sportback is presently available in SE, Sport and S line trims, with the former being great value to lease with Rosedale Leasing, part of the Lookers Group.
Highly customisable on the exterior and interior, the Audi A1 Sportback is driver-focused. All controls touch-screen displays are strongly driver-oriented and in the dark, the cockpit can be brought to life by an optional contour and ambient lighting package that includes LED light elements in 30 selectable colours.
The cabin is much more spacious than before, with plenty of room for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. There is also ample head room for adults in the rear seats and boot space is generous, with the luggage capacity having increased by 65 litres to 335 litres – with the rear seats folded down, this extends to 1,090 litres.
The new Audi A1 Sportback has been designed to meet the demands of the digital age. The SE version features a fully digital instrument cluster with a high-res 10.25-inch display and a multifunction steering wheel.
The Infotainment concept in the new A1 Sportback has filtered down from the full-size class. The MMI radio plus comes is standard and can be operated via multifunction buttons on the steering wheel, the smartphone-style touch screen display in the fully digital instrument cluster or via the latest generation of voice control.
The Audi smartphone interface is also standard on all A1 variants, ensuring everyone is always well connected on board. It integrates iOS and Android smartphones using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into an environment in the MMI programmed specifically for them, and offers two USB interfaces (1x USB-A, 1x USB-C with increased charging current).
As you would expect, safety is high on the agenda, with driver assistance systems for the Audi A1 Sportback also coming directly from further up the marque’s model range. Standard lane departure warning helps the driver to keep the car in the lane from a speed of 40mph.
Also standard is a speed limiter, and Audi pre-sense front that utilises a radar sensor to recognise critical situations involving other vehicles, crossing pedestrians or cyclists ahead of the vehicle, even when visibility is poor.
Three engines are initially available: the 30 TFSI, a three-cylinder unit with a 1.0 litre capacity and 116PS of power, a 150PS 15-litre four-cylinder engine with the cylinder on demand efficiency system (COD) in the 35 TFSI, and a 2.0-litre, 200PS TFSI with 320 Nm (236.0 lb-ft) of torque that will power the overtly performance-focused top model.
New second generation Audi A1 Sportback leasing from £185.38 per month Excl VAT
New Audi A1 Sportback 30 TFSI SE 5dr
- Lease Type: Business contract hire
- Contract Length: 48 months
- Initial Rental: £1668.42
- Annual Mileage: 8,000
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