The new Audi A1 has been named ‘Best Premium Supermini’ at the Auto Express New Car Awards. The Auto Express New Car accolade joins the A1’s What Car? Car of the Year 2011 title, awards from Fleet News Magazine, Fleet World Magazine, Business Car Magazine, CarBuyer.co.uk, parkers.co.uk, honestjohn.co.uk, and a British Insurance vehicle Security Award (BIVSA).
The Audi A1 offers a choice of engines including 1.2 or 1.4 litre petrol or the 1.6 litre turbo diesel. Standard features include engine start-stop function, energy recuperation, alloy wheels, air conditioning, single CD audio system with MP3 compatibility and ESP with latest differential lock system. The Audi A1 has plenty of legroom in the rear and the boot is spacious too. High quality materials have been used throughout. Neysan Vahdat, A1 Product Manager at Audi UK, said “the Audi A1 is having a stunning first year, and has proved its wide-ranging appeal with this Best Supermini award from Auto Express. We wanted to bring a subcompact hatchback to market that was as uncompromisingly ‘Audi’ as our customers would expect in every way from its performance to its styling and build quality and it seems that customers and journalists are still as excited about it as we are.”
Prices for the Audi A1 start from £13,420 OTR (1.2 TFSI 86PS SE model) and go to £20,710 OTR for the top of the range 1.4 TFSI 185PS S line S tronic.