Audi likely to get A1 in the U.S. during second generation model

2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI

As reported before, there is a high likeliness that the second-generation Audi A1 will make it to our side of the world.

“Consumers are asking for small cars, and there is the likelihood that the second generation of the A1 will come to the U.S.,” Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi AG’s board member for sales and marketing, said at the sidelines of the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Schwarzenbauer said that a decision won’t be made for 18 months but the possibility is “quite high.”

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“We have plenty of time to see how the segment is developing,” he said.

Refresher: The 2011 Audi A1 will go on sale in Europe later this year with prices starting around 16,000 euros ($22,062 USD). Power will come from a lineup of 4-cylinder engines, which consists of two TDI diesels and two TFSI gasoline units with output ranging from 84-hp to 122-hp. Mated to a 7-speed S tronic transmission, fuel-economy will range from 44 mpg and 62 mpg. At the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Audi unveiled the A1 1.4 TFSI powered by a 1.4L direct-injected Twincharger 4-cylinder making 185-hp.

2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI:

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– By: Zain Haq

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