Audi A1 hatchback is a good and strong contestant in crowded market of hatchbacks. It has secured a safe place due to its fabulous features, strong and stylish built and perfect body structure. With wide and open front grille, the emblem looks prominent and dashing. Its AWD and front-wheel drive option have made it versatile. Practicality is awesome. Interior is of great value and well arranged. MINI hatchback, DS 3, Alfa Romeo Mito and VW Polo hatchback are its rivals.
In hatchbacks, Audi A1 is good due to its well knitted and simply arranged interior designing. All features are there but still its interior gives a spacious look. It doesn’t feel spacious from outside as it is in real from inside. With superb features and great practicality, it is a great hatchback. Availability in three and five-door models and front-wheel drive along with AWD have given it a solid place among other hatchbacks.
Seating arrangement is nice and good with ample space for all occupants. Its practicality is good. It offers reasonable storage capacity at its back. Its storage capacity is 220-Litres, enough for a midsized hatchback. It is safe and reliable vehicle guaranteed by Audi. All safety kits are there in this hatchback. It has secured five stars rating from Euro NCAP in crash test.
1.4-Litre TFSi petrol engine is a good engine in petrol category. It is capable of 182bhp and 148lb/ft torque. It is quick in response and takes 6.5 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with top speed of 140m/h. Fuel consumption of this petrol engine is reasonable with 48m/g and Co2 emissions are 140g/km. It is fitted with seven-speed S Tronic automatic transmission and front-wheel drive as standard.
Second pick in petrol engine is a 2.0-Litre TFSi engine with 227bhp and 273lb/ft torque. It takes 5.6 seconds for 0-62m/h and its top speed is 155m/h. It is fitted with six-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drive as standard. Fuel consumption is reasonably good with 40m/g along with 166g/km of Co2 emissions.
In diesel engine category, there is a 2.0-Litre TDi with 140bhp and 236lb/ft torque is the pick of the experts. It is quick in response and takes 7.9 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with top speed of 140m/h. It is fitted with six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive as standard. Its fuel average is very good with 68m/g along with 108g/km of Co2 emissions.
Some critics are not satisfied by the road performance of the Audi A1 hatchback and they are right in their opinion. Some other rivals are with much more road grip and good in handling. But it doesn’t mean that Audi A1 is not with driving and handling. It is good and perfect with AWD option. It offers great control at top speed. Suspensions are absolutely good and operational. Overall driving experience is fantastic anyways.