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First Look: The Audi A1 citycarver

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Audi has expanded its A1 line — you can now drive the A1 citycarver, which brings aggressive off-road styling to a hip, upscale vehicle. Here are some of the coolest highlights you’ll find on the Audi A1 citycarver.

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Exterior design

Based on the A1 Sportback’s technology and design, the citycarver boasts sporty bodylines, higher ground clearance, and larger wheels. It large, octagonal, Singleframe grille boasts a matte black honeycomb insert, evocative of the automaker’s Q models. It also sports redesigned, robust wheel arches, and underbody protection. You can choose from nine exterior colors and two contrast roof designs: Mythos black metallic or Manhattan gray metallic.

Interior comforts and conveniences

Inside, the citycarver delivers driver-centric controls along with a stylish, customizable interior. Choose from sporty accents of mint, copper, orange or silver-gray. You can choose between two seat cover options: cloth/synthetic leather or Alcantara/synthetic leather. It has a 12.5 cubic feet of cargo space, the Audi Virtual Cockpit, and a 10.1-inch touch display with voice commands. For even more luxuries, choose a mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot, MMI navigation Plus, and the Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System.

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Dynamic driving

While Audi is known for its smooth, refined ride and top-tier suspension system, and with the available Dynamic package, the citycarver takes that reputation one step further. This package adds brake discs with eye-catching red calipers, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, a sound actuator and a suspension with adjustable dampers. You can also opt for Audi Drive Select, which lets you choose from four modes: Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency, and Individual.

So far, the Audi A1 citycarver is only available in Europe, and will arrive in European dealerships in fall 2019.

Source: Audi