• Aug 16, 2006
Rumors are still swirling that Audi is considering a new small car, the A1. What Car? speculates that the hypothetical A1 family would be positioned below the not very successful A2, perhaps using the next generation VW Polo platform. In order to keep costs down, the A1 is expected to eschew the A2's expensive aluminum construction and quattro all-wheel drive will likely not be an option.

Speculation spans a family of A1 models, with the Photoshopped roadster shown at right our personal favorite. The A1 could hit the market in 2010, which means we likely won't see auto show versions until 2009.

[Source: What Car?]

Related posts:
More details on the Audi A1
Another Audi A1
Audi's A1 Mini-killer a hoax
Audi to build a Mini-killer


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      • 8 Years Ago
      maybe they've been reading too much leftlanenews... those guys always say "pictured right"
      • 8 Years Ago
      The photo looks like... 350Z meets Saturn Sky
      • 8 Years Ago
      this is what the TT should have been. very nice lines

      this is just un upgraded VW from back a few month ago (Eos or something)
      • 8 Years Ago
      That car isn't photoshopped, and it's a VW.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ".......with the Photoshopped roadster shown at right our personal favorite."
      Shown at the right of what?
      • 8 Years Ago
      its a mini lemans roadster! they should call it the R1. make it RWD w/DSG!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hmm...

      Front end reminds me of S2000. Not a bad thing, I suppose.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is probably the car they were referring to as the roadster being to the right of:

      http://www.germancarblog.com/2006/02/audi-a1-bringing-mini-killer.html

      Of course, this would be "Mini-Me's" version....How appropriate, the Mini killer is Mini-Me.......
      • 8 Years Ago
      Audi needs a new smaller car. This is a great way to start. I hope this car gets on the market sooner.