The leakage leading up to the Paris Motor Show
continues as the first pics of the new Audi
A1 Sportback have surfaced. The A1 Sportback is likely what the production version of Audi's new small car will look like when it hits the streets in 2010. The A1 is about a foot shorter than the Golf-based A3
and if this concept is any indication, it may turn out to be Audi's first hybrid
. The concept uses a 150 hp version of the VW
1.4L TSI engine paired with a 27 hp hybrid system. This appears to be a new mild hybrid system that we haven't seen before from the VW group. Power transfer to the wheels is handled by dual clutch S-Tronic transmission (known as a DSG at VW). Fuel economy is said to be 60.3 mpg (U.S.) with CO2
emissions of just 92 g/km. Stay tuned for more details later today.
[Source: World Car Fans