Saturday April 4, 2020

Audi’s baby jewel in the crown

Facelifted A1 is an unexpected delight, writes Shane O’Donoghue

3rd January, 2016
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The new Audi A1 with new bumper, restyled grille and sharply sculpted headlights

We’ve liked the Audi A1 ever since it arrived in 2010 to take the fight to BMW’s Mini. While it has never offered quite the same high level of road holding and driver interaction, the A1 countered with a fabulous interior and contemporary style that doesn’t rely on retro detailing for its appeal.

Then Mini launched an all-new car in 2014, retaining all that was right about it but adding...

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