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Audi A1 Sportback: UK Review

If you are looking for a range of small and stylish cars that prompt a reevaluation of the sporty compact segment, the Audi A1 models deliver the goods.

This review of the Audi A1 Sportback explains how and why the combination of a driver-focused supermini and its safety features have redefined premium hatchbacks in the United Kingdom.

Audi A1 Style Meets Sportback Versatility

At first glance, you can't fail to notice the dynamic design and refined interior.

It is an eye-catching combination that delivers a high level of comfort and spaciousness.

And the outcome...

The A1 Sportback comes in 10 different colours and a contrasting roof pack completes the tone.

Plus, browse through most of the vehicles in our Audi car models list and you will become accustomed to the distinctive daytime running light graphics. In other words, the LED lights match the classic hydrofoils (wing shape).

It's hard not to describe the Audi A1 Sportback as having a sporty, almost quattro like, appearance. Furthermore, wide C-Pillars sloping from the roof line to the rear have become standard with most of the modern compacts and sport utility vehicles (SUV).

A1 Sportback Dimensions and Specifications

The driveline for all three models, A1 30 TFSI (99 cc), A1 35 TFSI (1,498 cc), and A1 40 TFSI S line (1,984 cc) is front wheel drive.

It goes without saying that most modern Audi 4x4 cars are equipped with powerful and efficient engines. Hence, the turbocharged, direct-injection petrol engines provide a choice between 85 to 147 kW outputs.

Technical Data S Line 35 TFSI S Tronic

Almost any review of the A1 Sportback is going to rate the spaciousness and comfort as a positive. In addition, Audi's design team has managed to increase the luggage capacity to 1,090 litres (with folded down seats).

Audi Connect Infotainment

The 10.1 inch Multi-Media Interface (MMI) colour display screen delivers an extended range of entertainment and information to your fingertips. Some of the top features and functions include:

Pro Tip: Drivers can better maintain the lane (and keep a safe distance) using the adaptive cruise control. Plus, Audi pre-sense front can identify critical situations that may involve pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles.

Car Review Conclusions - Plus PointsPlus Points

Car Review Conclusions - Minus PointsMinus Points

Audi A1 Sportback Price in the United KingdomAudi A1 Sportback Price Range in the United Kingdom: £22,135 to £32,125

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