Audi A1 Citycarver is the latest small crossover for urban use


More ground clearance

Audi has added a new member to the smallest model range: the A1 Citycarver.

The 4.04 meter (13.3 ft) Audi A1 Citycarver is based on the A1 Sportback concerning technology and design. It features powerful. sporty body lines while also offering around four centimeters (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 millimeters (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. 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 color. The redesigned rear bumper echoes the robust look of the front end.


The new urban crossover will be available in nine exterior colors. Audi offers a contrast roof in either Mythos black metallic or Manhattan gray metallic.


The interior has a driver-oriented control panel. A fully digital instrument cluster comes standard, with the Audi virtual cockpit and MMI navigation plus. Drivers control the infotainment system via the 10.1-inch touch display or simply via voice control. Audi offers additional functions, such as navigation with Google Earth, traffic information online, parking information, hybrid radio and a Wi-Fi hotspot for mobile devices. The Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System packs 560 watts of power.


We will be able to choose between three equipment lines: 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 luggage compartment can hold 355 liters.

Audi hasn't revealed any information about the powertrains. But, by sharing the underpinnings with the A1 Sportback, the new crossover will most likely get the 2.0-liter turbo engine with 200 hp and a three-cylinder base engine with 95 hp.


The Audi A1 Citycarver can be ordered beginning in August 2019 and will arrive at European dealerships in fall 2019. At market launch, Audi will also introduce the edition one, a special edition finished in arrow gray or pulse orange with 18-inch wheels. Audi has no plans to sell the A1 in the United States.