Well known for creating a range of luxury automobiles, Audi have done an outstanding job with the smaller and more compact supermini: the Audi A1. Even though it’s the smallest of the range, don’t think it’s lacking in performance and design. All of the petrol engines on offer are of brilliant quality, and the A1 is definitely proof of the high standard that Audi have set for themselves.
As well as top performance, the A1 has a great, modern style too, and it is a popular UK car lease choice. The desirable exterior is matched by its sleek and expensive feeling interior, which has a posh and extravagant feel, with good quality plastics and comfortable chairs. The dashboard also looks contemporary and polished, and is easy to use. While the A1 doesn’t have the same quirky retro image as the Volkswagen Polo and Fiat 500, it still manages to stand out from the crowd.
There are plenty of trim levels and suspensions offered for the A1, so you can easily find something to suit you. With 3 trim levels in total to choose from, you get alloys and air conditioning with the entry level. However, if you want Bluetooth and Sports Seats, you’ll have to go for the Sport trim. The higher up the trim levels you go, the firmer the suspension becomes, the bigger wheels, and the ride firmer the ride becomes. This might not be ideal for everyone, and even the entry level standard car has a firm ride to start with. Whichever trim you go for, the A1 offers a very decent drive and you won’t be disappointed.
With the A1, you also have a wide range of personalisation options, so you can really make the A1 in your own style. In regards to engines, there is a type to suit everyone. If you’re looking for the fastest then go for the S1 TFSI Quattro 3dr, and if you’re looking for the cheapest, go for the 1.0 TFSI SE 3dr.
The sleek design and superb comfort only add to the overall driving experience of the A1. The seats are firm, yet supportive, and there are plenty of adjustment options available too. As for space, there is more than enough up front for the driver, and the boot is definitely a decent size (and is actually bigger than its rival MINI. However, because of the harsh slope of the roofline, the rear seats may not be best for tall adults or long journeys.
So although the A1 might be the cheapest car leasing Audi and the smallest of range, it definitely doesn’t disappoint. It has bags of style, the interior is sleek and clean, and it has some great personalisation options and engines for all types of driving.