31-07-2019

Audi A1 citycarver Showcased

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Crossovers apart from full blown SUV’s are the flavour of the season. You want a car which can do milder to mild off-roading, but don’t want to spend on large SUV’s as tottering with SUV’s in city becomes a pain, crossovers are the perfect answers to your problem.

While Audi manufactures fantastic SUV’s and they have one of the strongest line-ups in the range of SUV’s. But for you, who does not want a full-blown SUV, yet wants to have some fun behind the wheel, for that you, Audi showcased the A1 citycarver.

And we cover it for you.

The 4.04-meter (13.3 ft) Audi A1 citycarver is based on the A1 Sportback with respect to technology and design. It features powerful and taut, sporty body lines while also offering around four centimetres (2.0 in) of additional ground clearance. This provides for easier entry and better visibility. The new suspension with a higher ride height accounts for 35 millimetres (1.4 in). The rest is due to the larger wheels compared with the A1 Sportback, starting at 16 inches in diameter.

The exterior sports a robust, off-road look. The large, octagonal Singleframe is reminiscent of the Audi Q models. The strongly sculpted honeycomb insert is painted matt black. Two characteristic slots above the grille differentiate it from the A1 Sportback. Underbody protection painted in stainless steel hints at the off-road capability of the A1 citycarver. The wheel arches and the redesigned side sills sport add-on parts in a contrasting colour. The redesigned rear bumper echoes the robust look of the front end.

The colour palette for the A1 citycarver includes nine exterior colours. Audi offers a contrast roof in either Mythos black metallic or Manhattan grey metallic. The black styling package bathes the attachments in the lower section of the body, which come standard in shades of grey and a stainless-steel paint finish, in deep black.

Interiors have design elements which focus on the driver. The digital instrument cluster, for example, forms a compact unit with the air vents. The vents, the centre tunnel console and the doors sport accent surfaces in mint, copper, orange or silver-grey. The S line also offers structured grey as a colour.

In addition to the basic interior equipment, there are three equipment lines to choose from: advanced, design selection and S line. The S line offers customers the choice between seat covers in cloth/synthetic leather or Alcantara/synthetic leather. The interior design selection includes the contour/ambient lighting package.

The Audi A1 citycarver mirrors the A1 Sportback with a generous interior and a luggage compartment holding 335 litres (12.5 cu ft). The same applies with respect to the standard and optional equipment, including full-LED headlights with dynamic rear turn signals. With the A1 citycarver, however, customers also get the S line roof edge spoiler and standard larger wheels, starting at 16 inches. The assist systems, which include adaptive cruise control and park assist, are taken from the full-size class. Audi pre sense front (pedestrian and cyclist detection) and lane departure warning are standard.

On the interiors, Audi A1 citycarver offers features like navigation with Google Earth, traffic information online, parking information, hybrid radio and a Wi-Fi hotspot for mobile devices with Audi connect navigation & infotainment, which is included in MMI navigation plus, and the supplemental plus package. The Audi phone box perfectly integrates the smartphone into the car. The Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System packs 560 watts of power.

Audi A1 citycarver will go on sale in Europe from August 2019 and at market launch, Audi will also offer Edition One, a special edition finished in arrow grey or pulse orange with 18-inch wheels. The frames of the front side air inlets, the radiator protective grille, the Audi rings in the Singleframe and the rear labelling are black. Headlights and rear lights are tinted; the roof and exterior mirror housings are contrasting colours. A decal with the edition one logo in a matt silver shade adorns the flanks. The exclusive interior equipment is based on the S line interior line and features accents in a choice of orange or silver.

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Nilesh Sawant
Nilesh Sawant

With an experience of over 3 lac kms of driving across the continents and with extensive experience of driving on the tracks, and passion for technical things around anything on wheels, reviews written by Nilesh are crisp and to the point.  



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