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Prospective drivers of the already innately city-friendly Audi A1 will soon have the option to make their car look even more urban-ready by choosing a new citycarver specification that takes a tougher stance. New citycarver versions of the A1 will be available to order in the UK with two petrol engines including 30 TFSI and 35 TFSI from September and will being arriving with customers in the autumn.
The design of the new Audi A1 citycarver is based on the A1 Sportback, although it has a more muscular look achieved primarily through wheel arch enhancements and redesigned sills in a contrasting colour, underbody protection in a stainless steel finish as well as raised suspension allowing four centimetres of additional ground clearance for easier entry and better visibility. Its large, octagonal single frame is also reminiscent of the Audi Q models and surrounds a strongly sculpted honeycomb insert painted in matt black. When viewing the rear of the citycarver, a new look bumper echoes the robust look of the front end.
The Audi A1 citycarver is available in nine exterior colours, which may be optionally combined, depending on the colours chosen, with a contrast roof in either Mythos black metallic or Manhattan grey metallic.
Typically intelligent the Audi design neatly integrates an 8.8-inch MMI infotainment screen and 10.25 inch fully digital cockpit display to take care of many functions and position the A1 citycarver as one of the most technologically advanced and well connected of its type. Its capability can be expanded even further by adding the optional Technology pack incorporating the Audi virtual cockpit with an increased range of views and functions, MMI navigation plus bringing a much larger 10.1 inch high resolution infotainment system, Audi connect with its wide variety of online services and the Audi Phone box facilitating wireless smartphone charging. To make city driving as effortless and enjoyable as possible in the urban sprawl and beyond, 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.
The A1 citycarver mirrors the A1 Sportback with a generous interior and a luggage compartment with a 335-litre capacity. The same applies where standard equipment is concerned, although the citycarver starts with 17-inch alloy wheels and features a roof-edge spoiler normally reserved for S line versions. As well as the digital interior functionality, its specification includes 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.
There’re so many features in the new A1 citycarver, we can’t possibly list them all here, so to get truly hands on with this new model, why not get in touch to find out more. If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your current vehicle, this might be the perfect model for you. The Audi A1 citycarver will be available to order from late September so do get in touch with your local Vindis Audi centre to register your interest, and they will inform you as soon as the order books open.
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