Inspired by the huge success the newFord Fiesta had on the US market, Audi is also taking under consideration the next-generation A1 compact car on the US market. "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 Paris Auto Show.
A final decision will be made in the next 18 months, but chances to get the A1 in here are quite high. The company is currently registering a huge success on the US market with the A3 compact car, but also with small diesel engines. This show that consumers will consider smaller vehicles and alternative engines. And Schwarzenbauer believes the same could happen with the A1. The A1 was originally built to sell only in Europe but will be expanded to more markets in the next few years, including China after 2011.