Audi's baby A1 hatchback is designed for one thing and one thing only; getting warm bodies into a car adorned with the four rings. As a city runabout it has its charms, and it's a nice enough little car to drive.
The truth of the Volkswagen Polo-based A1 is that, with prices starting at $27,600 for the A1 Sportback 1.0 TFSI and topping of at $40,800 for the A1 Sportback 1.8 TFSI S Line, it's expensive for its size, and the cheaper it is, the less you get.
The A1 is offered locally with a variety of engines, including a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo, a 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.8-litre petrol. If you have serious cash to burn, you can opt for the all-wheel drive manual-only S1 that costs a cool $49,990 before on road costs.