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Citycarver model adds off-road appeal to Audi A1

Audi is launching a new Citycarver version of its A1 supermini to bring offroad appeal to the line-up.

The Audi A1 Citycarver

Following in the footsteps of models such as the Ford Fiesta Active, the move sees the A1 gain more rugged styling and increased ground clearance to position it more as an urban crossover.

Available to order in the UK from September in conjunction with the 116hp 1.0 TFSI and 150hp 1.5 TFSI petrol engines, the A1 Citycarver builds on the standard model with underbody protection, contrasting wheel arches and side sills, larger 17-inch alloys, roof-edge spoiler and raised suspension, giving around four centimetres of additional ground clearance. The front-end gets a revised octagonal version of the Singleframe grille while the rear gains a new-look bumper.

Drivers also have the choice of nine paintwork colours and a contrast roof in grey or black.

Interior features include an 8.8-inch MMI touch screen and 10.25-inch fully digital cockpit display while drivers can also add the optional Technology Pack augmenting the Audi virtual cockpit and bringing MMI navigation plus and a larger 10.1-inch high resolution screen, Audi Connect and wireless smartphone charging. A Comfort and Sound Pack is also available, adding the Parking System Plus with acoustic and visual assistance and additional front protection to complement the standard rear sensors, front seat heating and the Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system with 560 watts of music power.

Other features include full-LED headlights with dynamic rear turn signals, air conditioning, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system and assistance technologies such as cruise control, Audi Pre-sense Front with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, lane departure warning and hill hold assist.

Deliveries of the A1 Citycarver start in the autumn.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.