Audi / A1 / 3-dr hatch range
FOR a change, Audi’s unrelenting new-model offensive moves downmarket as never
before (in Australia, anyway), targeting the hyper-successful Mini with the
$29,900 A1 hatch.
But, while it shares the same underpinnings as the current
Polo, the A1 is defiantly different, sharing no visual or driving cues.
BMW, Alfa, Citroen and others be worried?
Should you cancel your Polo order?
has Audi gone too far charging $30K-plus for a model that its sister company
sells for nearly half the price?
The answer is no.
Model release dates: December 2010 - May 2015
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Yep, Audi’s been here before.
The Audi 50 was a small three-door hatch with
five seats and a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine offered in 37kW or 44kW
As the replacement for the popular NSU Prinz 4 (a small
rear-drive, rear-engined two-door sedan from 1961 to 1973), the Audi 50
employed front-drive, with a transverse engine.
Over four years, some 180,000
were sold, but the VW Polo version (introduced in 1975) proved far more
popular, even though it was just a rebadging exercise.
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