Second-Gen Audi A1 Still Two Years Away

The four-ring brand’s supermini has already blown six candles this year, so it’s nearing the end of its life cycle.

Launched at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and hitting dealerships five months later, the A1 be replaced in a couple of years, according to AutomobileMagazine.

The city car is expected to grow in length to around 4 meters (13 feet) to improve legroom for the rear passengers.

In addition to the extra space, Audi will introduce the 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster, called Audi Virtual Cockpit, which debuted on the TT and can also be found on other vehicles across the brand’s range. This is expected to be joined by a second display in the central console.

Since the current iteration is still considered to be attractive enough for its customers, Audi doesn’t plan a radical makeover for the next generation A1, which will continue to be offered in both 3-door and 5-door Sportback versions.

As Volkswagen Group’s diesel engines have fallen victims to the cheating emissions scandal and they retain high manufacturing costs and complex technology, the biggest surprise could come from the engine range, as Audi has yet to decide whether it will continue to offer the supermini with oil burners.

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