Audi has officially started off the countdown to its new mini car, the A1. We've known for at least two years that the A1 was coming from Audi and we've seen two different concepts that preview the styling. In 2007 we got the Metroproject Quattro and last year brought us the A1 Sportback. Judging by the graffiti images and sketches revealed this week, the production model won't be much different from those concepts.
The A1 will feature the latest revision of Audi's design language which was previewed last January in the Sportback concept and more recently in the new A8 sedan. The upper corners of the grille are now cut off to give a more hexagonal shape and the headlights get an almost triangular shape. Audi is directly targeting the 3.7 meter long MINI with its sub-4 meter A1. CEO Rupert Stadler calls it a premium small car.
The A1 will officially roll out in March at the Geneva Motor Show and you can check out some preview videos after the jump.