Audi showed of its new S1 hot hatch to the public at the Geneva Motor Show last week, but the Four Ringed brand isn't done tweaking the smallest member of its lineup. Here are spy shots of an upcoming refresh of the standard A1.

The camouflaged model on display here appears to be the three-door model. From what we can discern, it seems the A1 is going to look a lot more like the S1 after the revisions. The headlights and taillights are more like the new performance model than the current standard car. Unlike the S model, the facelifted version has a different front bumper with reshaped foglights and a slightly altered design.

A release date for the refresh hasn't been announced yet, but regardless it probably won't be coming here. Audi is already aiming the A3 at young, American buyers. The little A1 just doesn't fit with that strategy.


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      mr.vw
      • 9 Months Ago
      "Doesn't fit American buyer" has VW/Audi ever been in touch with North America buyer!?! LMAO!!
      Ted
      • 9 Months Ago
      Audis are so ugly with that 60"s dump truck style front grille the should leave them covered up when they deliver them. They would definitely sell more !
      knightrider_6
      • 9 Months Ago
      Meh...
      Hek!
      • 9 Months Ago
      Will they sell if to me with the big spot lights?
      Adam
      • 9 Months Ago
      Something wrong with this article... I saw and drooled over a beautiful red A1 Audi last year in Waldhsus, Graub√ľnden, Switzerland. It was on a hotel parking lot.
      Level4
      • 9 Months Ago
      Audi is being to arrogant in not bringing this car to the U.S just saying
      Phontsolo
      • 9 Months Ago
      Not appealing to young American buyers? Where are they getting this nonsense? Mini and Fiat are doing just fine selling premium specked hatches to Americans. Why can't Audi? The Audi brand alone would bring in those buyers.