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Audi A1 wins 'Best Luxury Small Car" award

By SYF77 on 31 Mar 2011

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The Audi A1 has earned another notch on its awards post by being named Best Luxury Small Car of 2011 by CarBuyer’s expert panel of road testers and reviewers (www.carbuyer.co.uk). CarBuyer praised the A1 for being unlike any other rival as it presents luxury associated with a big car in a pint sized package. Carbuyer further commented that it offers the cheapest route to Audi ownership but the driving experience is every bit as rewarding as it is in one of the maker’s more upmarket and expensive models.

The premium hatch’s range of peppy engines and well-weighted driving controls earned acclaim for making the A1 one of the most capable cruisers in this class. The Audi A1 feels incredibly well made and drivers in general tend to agree, with their cars consistently performing well in satisfaction surveys. Despite being the size of a VW Polo, it has been awarded a maximum five stars for safety in the Euro NCAP test. The award was presented to Jeremy Hicks, Director of Audi UK, by CarBuyer’s Editor Dan Strong on the Audi stand at the Geneva Motor Show.

In Singapore, the A1 is price at approximately S$127K for the 1.4 TFSI (122bhp) version. A top of the range 1.4 TFSI twincharged (185bhp) version is set to arrive in the next few months. In other parts of the world, a base 1.2 TFSI model is available as well. Audi better enjoy the A1's success while it can as BMW is rumoured to be developing its own microcar based on the MINI Cooper platform.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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