The seasoned Audi A1 Sportback has been treated to a makeover to stay at the forefront of buyers’ minds. A bigger, less cute version of the loveable Audi A1 hatch, the Sportback only costs £650 more than its stablemate yet gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Two extra doors ensure greater practicality and versatility, while a cranked up S1 version really puts the cat among the pigeons in the premium hatchback sector.
Audi A1 Sportback Test Drive
Whichever engine you choose, you’ll get a ride that is smooth, refined and powerful. Although this Sportback is bigger than the A1 three-door hatchback, it’s still what you’d class as a relatively small car, which means that it’s still as agile as a kid on a climbing frame. There’s an abundance of grip available, while steering is sharp. Overall, the car doesn’t offer as much fun and games as the Mini 5-door hatch, but it offers enough and is aided by the electronic differential, which comes as standard.
The Interior, Design And Build Of The Audi A1 Sportback
The design and shape of the Audi A1 hatch was right on the money, and once Audi got it into their heads to make a bigger version, it was never going to be easy to hit the jackpot. As such, the Sportback doesn’t look as good but it’s still an attractive proposition.
Audi A1 Sportback Pricing And Running Costs
Prices for the new car start out from around £15,000 and rise to £23,500.
Our Favourite: Audi A1 SE Line Sportback
Some buyers might be put off by the high price tag, but the lush interior and high-quality technology go someway to justifying the asking value. Form does come before function, but it’s really about what you need: If you need a spacious family car for 5 people, this isn’t your best bet. If, however, you’re to be ferrying around 2 adults and 2 kids, the Audi A1 Sportback represents smart money.
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