Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Audi A1 Sportback





Basically an A1 with 2 more doors.

And it still looks really good.
Shares the same nice interior with its 3 door counterpart, and engines too.

One other thing they both share: they won't be sold in the US.
I saw the A1 in Europe a few months ago, and it's not that tiny at all. It would be a great fit here.

I guess they don't want to go any smaller or cheaper than the A3 in the US.

Too bad....

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Toyota should take a lesson from Audi on how to design rear headrests. I like that Audi allows them to move out of the drivers view when not being used. Toyota has abandoned that design like they had on Prius gen 2 and gone with these gargantuan headrests that block a good percentage of the drivers view. Government safety regulators should look into this because cheaper production cost should never come at the expense of safety.

el_monty said...

I'm getting tired of this idiotic doublespeak. It makes no sense to name the 5-door version of a 3-door car "Sportback". It's like calling a Hummer a "Jeep Lite".

Anonymous said...

Cute. About the same size & shape as the old Plymouth Horizon / Dodge Omni / VW Rabbit.

Anonymous said...

Good Lord that is hideous. That ugly big Audi grille looks so retarded on a small car

ne1butu said...

Good looking car. But I don't know if there's a need for this in the US. Audi needs to focus on differentiating itself from VW. And there's no getting past the fact that this looks like a very nice GTI.

Anonymous said...

ummm. i dont get it. sure, it's pleasant bland, leaning towards pleasantly boring, but what market is there here? a 30k "mature" mini?

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if they made them reliable.