Audi A1 Leasing
The market's classiest supermini is Audi's A1. And it makes a lot of sense for business buyers too…
The Audi A1 has been evolved in recent times with a modest makeover, some different trims for the interior and more equipment. There's additional focus on boosting fuel economy and lowering emissions, while this, the smartest supermini on the block also now features a more efficient 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit.
Why Would You Want One?
Those people looking for the Audi of superminis have always found exactly what they were looking for in the pert shape of the A1 and over 500,000 have been sold. You get great quality, low depreciation and beautifully intricate design.
The A1's styling hasn't changed markedly with the most recent revisions, but you might well spot the flatter and wider singleframe grille, revised bumpers, different standard alloy wheel designs and an updated colour palette. The cabin adheres to typical contemporary Audi design language. Unlike some rivals, the interior is maturely finished with big car sophistication. You can see why an Audi A1 lease agreement is so tempting.
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You get a compact hatch shape that’s under 4m long but a decently-sized 267-litre boot that extends to a respectable 920-litres if you drop the back seats. It's a little bigger than most city cars. Under the bonnet, the base three-cylinder 95bhp petrol engine but if you’re a business buyer making a ‘lease Audi A1’ choice, you’re more likely to be going for a 1.6 TDI diesel. There are also a couple of 1.4-litre TSI petrol units, plus a 2.0 TFSI petrol turbo powering the top S1 hot hatch variant.
In recent times, Audi has upgraded the steering in this car, the electromechanical system delivering a more faithful level of speed-sensitive assistance. Both the steering and the optional suspension with adjustable damping are controllable via the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system. Adjustable dampers are an option.
The Bottom Line
To be on the road with an Audi A1 lease is a smart choice. This improved A1 is a bit better looking, a bit nicer inside and a bit more efficient. Marginal gains, you might say, but they all serve to reinforce its position as something a little way removed from the supermini standard. Its commitment to efficiency and its class-leading residual values make it a smarter selection than many realise.
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