“The sportiest interior in the compact class”—that was the stated aim of the design. This is how the interior of the new Audi A1 Sportback presents itself: Driver-focused, emotional and customizable. The design of ventilation nozzles, the digital instrument cluster and of the hood above the instruments is as striking as it is impressive. An all-encompassing unit that conveys a particular sense of sportiness.

Sporty lines and surfaces characterize the entire interior and feature on the dashboard, as well as in the doors and the center console. All of the controls and the optional MMI touch display are driver-oriented and thus emphasize the interior’s cockpit character. The display and the air vent strip on the front passenger side are integrated into an area with its black-panel look, which continues through into the doors.

The three interior lines “advanced,” “design selection” and “S line” offer numerous opportunities to choose colors and materials. This is another area where the design breaks with old viewing habits and goes for a modern touch, such as applications in the handle recesses of the doors or in the air outlets.

More space and comfort: the space concept

The new A1 Sportback is much more spacious—making life much more comfortable for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. Despite the compact exterior dimensions and the sporty roofline of the A1 Sportback, adults in the rear seats enjoy much more head (+7 mm (0.3 in)), shoulder (+36 mm (1.4 in)) and elbow (+29 mm (1.1 in)) room.

Audi offers a choice of two seats. Seat heating is available as an option for both variants. The sport seat comes as standard with manual height adjustment on both sides. Pronounced side bolsters and two-way lumbar support provide additional support. Despite the compact exterior dimensions and the sporty roofline of the A1 Sportback, adults in the rear seats still enjoy plenty of head and leg room.

Even more spacious: the luggage compartment

The luggage capacity of the A1 Sportback has grown by 65 l (2.3 cu ft) compared to the previous model: Normal capacity is 335 liters (11.8 cu ft); with the rear seats folded down, this increases to 1,090 liters (38.5 cu ft). The loading sill height is a comfortably low 67 cm (26.4 in). Because the springs and dampers are installed separately, the compartment between the wheel arches is exactly one meter (3.3 ft) wide. The optional storage and luggage compartment packages offer additional stowage space.

*Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures given in ranges depend on the tires/wheels used.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.