Audi will launch a new A1 before the end of the year, with prices starting at £17,500.
Three engines will initially be available: the 30 TFSI, a 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit with 116PS, a 150PS 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine (35 TFSI) and a performance focused 2.0-litre unit with 200PS TFSI. These will be followed shortly afterwards by the 25 TFSI base engine with 95PS output. All engines can be linked to either a manual gearbox or a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission, with the exception of the 200PS variant which uses a six-speed S tronic transmission as standard.
Audi has also confirmed that the new A1 will feature high-tech goodies such as LED headlights, a 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen and a host of driver assistance systems.
Boot space has grown by 65 litres and the car is 56mm longer, giving space for extra legroom.