Audi has revealed yet another product with the small SUV market, known as A1 Citycarver. It slots beneath Q3 and Q2 in becoming the brand’s smallest crossover model.
The new model is designed for the ecu market limited to this stage, based heavily for the latest A1 hatchback. However, unlike the A1, the Citycarver features a selection of rugged-like trimmings and enhancements so it can gain some amount of off-road capability.
For example, the ride height is raised by 35mm as a result of new suspension. New wheels, starting at 16 inches in space, also compliment the go-anywhere attitude, with as many as 18-inch items on offer for additional presence. Within the front you’ll find an exceptional grille with two distinct slots at the top, as you move the wheel arches and sills feature contrasting trim.
To further extend on its sporty looks, buyers are going to be offered an S line package, together with Advanced and Design Selection trims. The S line pack includes grey accents inside. An exclusive Edition One version is likewise launched for the little while, featuring either Arrow Grey or Pulse Orange body colours, and 18-inch alloy wheels, together with the S line interior with orange or silver accents.
Speaking in the interior, the trucker views an entirely digital instrument cluster and also the passengers are offered a ten.1-inch touch-screen interface. The screen offers apps which include Google Earth, live traffic updates, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, can be paired to a optional Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium subwoofer with a rating of 560W.
Audi hasn’t revealed any specifics of the powertrain options, but we suspect it’s going to be offered with a few units taken from regular A1 lineup. In the regular A1 overseas, Audi presents a 70kW/175Nm 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder, an 85kW/200Nm version, as well as a 1.5-litre turbo four-cylinder producing 110kW/250Nm, in addition to a flagship 2.0-litre turbo developing 147kW and 320Nm.
The Audi A1 Citycarver is scheduled to be sale in Europe within the third quarter of the year. There aren’t any official plans for any Australian introduction at this stage.