Audi A1: city slacker
There’s been plenty of hype around Audi’s A1, not a little of it coming from Audi itself. We take the new city runabout for a spin in Berlin
Posted: 03 Sep 2010
Holed up in the city, the A1 isn't sending me particularly amusing messages. Yes, the cabin is beautifully made and solid, but it's all a bit conservative, unless you tart it up with some of the expensive alternative colours for the seats, air-vent bezels and centre console. And I certainly don't agree with the result of our street poll of Germans on the exterior styling. It strikes me that Audi shot for TT and scored Allegro. The lower body is simply too porky. Our car's white paint does at least highlight the coupe-like rake of the rear pillars, but on the two-tone examples with a light lower body but dark pillars, you don't read the roof shape at all, and just a see a car that's the shape of a clog.