10 Years agoNews
|First Drive: 2010 Audi A1|
|The Europeans' appetite for spending vast sums of money on tiny but premium two-door hatchbacks continues to skyrocket. Mini set the trend, of course, and during the first-generation BMW Mini's lifetime it was hard for Euro motoring magazines to come up with rivals for a comparison test. Now, though, the ground is thick with them: the Fiat Cinquecento, Alfa Romeo's MiTo, Citroen's DS3. And now the Audi A1.|
Audi is late to the party. The A1 doesn't actually represent a giant engineering effort. Its mechanical basis is shared with a whole family of Volkswagen Group cars - the VW Polo, Seat Ibiza, and Skoda Fabia. But the fact that none of those vehicles is sold in the U.S. tells you something....