Along with A1, Audi considering more compact cars including A3 sedan, Q3 crossover

Audi A1

Many North American Audi fans are feeling left out without the company’s new A1 hatchback – however, recent reports there is a high likeliness that the second-generation Audi A1 will make it to our side of the world… but that’s not all. According to recent reports, Audi is planning a big expansion in the United States with small cars.

Besides the A1, Audi is considering adding a sedan version of the A3 along with a smaller version of the R8 sports car (aka R4). Also in the works is a small A2 electric-car and a Q3 small crossovers.

“We have seen the challenging targets from the government, and we will bring a response to go for lighter cars and also smaller cars,” said Audi’s U.S. CEO Johan de Nysschen.

Compact fans may now rejoice.

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:

2011 Audi A1:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: USAToday