With excellent fuel consumption on the urban cycle, Audi’s new supermini has made a welcome home for itself in the crowded supermini market. Feasible and roomy, the 1.4 TFSI model offers plenty of fun at the wheel and is excellent to look at with its TT-inspired design – a five-door Sportback version is on its way.
Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sports Pros
Smart and stylish, this car isn’t as ostentatious as a BMW or Mercedes. Being an Audi, the build quality is excellent – despite being at the lower end of Audi’s price bracket. It combines a smooth drive with a good fuel economy and will hold it’s a price well as time and miles mount up. It also has the option for some nice gadgets (standard model comes with alloy wheels and air-con) that help to make it stand out from its competition. Moreover, it has good boot space in the back, making it more sensible than the average three-door hatchback.
Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport Cons
As a three-door hatchback, the Audi is up against stiff competition in the form of the new Mini Cooper, Volkswagen Golf, and the BMW 1 series. In terms of price, the Audi is well matched against all of them (they all start at around £14,000 for the base model). However, Audi is simply a car that very few people will actually ‘want.’ It isn’t particularly sharp to drive and isn’t that attractive – the Mini is an icon and handles fantastically, the Volkswagen is more practical.