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New Audi A1 Citycarver adds urban off-road flavour

Luke Wilkinson 2019-07-29 08:46

Audi has launched a new, off-road inspired version of the A1 Sportback, with a raised ride height and rugged exterior add-ons

Audi has released a new, off-road inspired variant of the A1 Sportback, called the A1 Citycarver. Revisions over the standard model include a raised ride height and mildly updated exterior styling. The new model can be ordered in Europe from August, with first deliveries expected in Autumn.

Styling updates include a new front bumper with a pair of high-mounted intakes, black plastic wheel arch mouldings, redesigned side-skirts and stainless-steel-coloured underbody protection panels front and rear. A new, octagonal radiator grille also features, which Audi says is inspired by its range of “Q-branded” SUVs.

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The A1 Citycarver’s ride height is around four centimetres (two inches) taller than that of the standard A1 Sportback, thanks to a slightly raised suspension setup and larger, 16-inch alloy wheels. Buyers can spec wheels up to 18 inches in diameter as an optional extra, along with Audi’s dynamic package, which adds adjustable dampers and red brake calipers.

Standard equipment includes LED headlights, an S-line tailgate spoiler, a digital instrument binnacle, a 10.1-inch infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, park assist and a choice of three interior trim colours. Nine exterior paint finishes are also available, and all are offered with a contrasting black or grey roof.

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