The increasing cost of motoring, rising traffic density and a more green attitude are attracting more and more people towards smaller cars. The latest version of the MINI from BMW has clearly proved that purchasers are more than ready stretch their budget and buy a luxury supermini if it's presented in the right package. Who would have thought when Audi unveiled their somewhat unexpected first version of the A2 back in 2000 that these small premium cars would become an integral part of the automobile landscape.
The A1 is Audi's attempt to stake their claim in the mushrooming market for small cars, taking on the immediately popular MINI, MiTo and the DS3. Audi, however, had a crucial card up their sleeve: they simply borrowed the basic car platform and engine from its partners in the VW Group. At the wheel you wouldn't be mistaken for thinking of the A1 as a Volkswagen Polo with a hefty dose of that Audi quality.
Audi intend the A1 to remain in the forefront in its category thanks to the prestige badge and status and its reputation for performance and robust mechanical design, and, judging by the result, it sounds like a plan that will be a considerable cause for concern for their competitors at the top end of the supermini sector.
Choosing an Audi A1 lease with FVL gives you a host of possibilities for a top value worry-free deal including the hatchback and sportback models with variations of engine size, models and number of doors. The Audi A1 has proved to be one of our most popular cars as drivers realise that they can afford a brand new car with that distinctive Audi A1 handling and finish.
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AUDI'S A GAME: Audi has put its big car knowhow into a smaller one. Steve Walker meets the A1.