2018 Audi A1 e-tron

According to the latest reports, a hybrid version of the brand’s smallest car will finally come next year as 2018 Audi A1 e-tron. You may not be familiar, but there were big plans for the hybrid version several years ago. This small car originally came in 2010. After initial success, the company wanted to offer a hybrid version. We saw a concept car two years later, but it never entered serial production. Now, when the company prepares a second-generation model, we hear stories about hybrid version once again. The new model will come with plenty of changes and it will be such a shame not to see this version in the offer. According to some unofficial reports, this version is coming for sure and it will feature new powertrain, which will provide not only great numbers in terms of economy but exciting drive too.

2018 Audi A1 e-tron

2018 Audi A1 e-tron redesign

The 2018 Audi A1 e-tron will come along with the redesign of the original. As we already mentioned, the first-generation model also supposed to have a hybrid version in the offer, but it all stayed in form of a concept. However, things stand a little bit different in car industry nowadays, which is the main reason to believe that this version is actually coming. When it comes to the base design characteristics, it will share most of its parts with the standard gasoline and diesel models. This means that the new model will come with big changes compared to the original version of this subcompact car. The company promises that the new model will be more luxurious. However, that is not all. When you look at the test mule, it is clear that the second generation will be bigger and that will be quite similar to the bigger A3 model.


2018 Audi A1 e-tron styling

As we already mentioned, there are big changes to come with the second generation of this sub compact and new hybrid version will feature all of them. The new model will be bigger. In terms of styling, we expect a close resemble bigger A3 models. We will see pretty much the same shape, just in a smaller package. When it comes to the design language, all models from this brand are similar, when it comes to the front end. So don’t expect anything else from this model. Although, we could see some small details that will accentuate its hybrid nature. Inside, 2018 Audi A1 e-tron will come with plenty of luxury, according to the manufacturer. In terms of design, we expect to see the dashboard similar to the A3 model, just smaller. All materials will be of a high quality, while the company should be generous in terms of standard features.

2018 Audi A1 e-tron rear view

2018 Audi A1 e-tron powertrain

This small car will be available with the various powertrain. We already used on excellent gasoline and diesel units. There is an excellent 1.4-liter gasoline unit, which is good for about 140 horses. However, the better option will surely be a familiar 1.6-liter TDI engine. Besides plenty of power and torque, it will also feature excellent fuel economy.  It should go all away up to 70 miles per gallon. A hybrid powertrain will be something completely new. We still don’t know the exact details, but some reports suggest that this version will feature more power than both gasoline and diesel version. On the other side, fuel economy will be better than the gasoline, but still weaker compared to the excellent diesel TDI engine. More precise information about new hybrid powertrain should be available soon.

2018 Audi A1 e-tron engine

2018 Audi A1 e-tron release date and price

The next generation of this small hatchback will come somewhere next year. Gasoline and diesel models will come first, while the 2018 Audi A1 e-tron should come right after. Price should be announced soon. When it comes to the competition, there are plenty of hybrid cars nowadays. However, arch rivals should be models like Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius C, Ford C-Max Hybrid etc.

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