Audi A1 to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show
Audi will not unveil the A1 in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but in October at the Tokyo Motor Show, alongside with a hybrid version. The basic version of the A1 will be priced at 20.000 euro.
Audi wants to build between 80.000 and 100.000 units a year and take all the customers of Mini.
The A1 will not be a lot smaller than the A3, but it will consistently cheaper with prices ranging between $16,000-20,000. The cost reduction can be achieved due to the use of the VW Golf IV platform with a semi-rigid rear axle, a lot cheaper than the multi-link. In addition, the body will be made from steel, not aluminum, as used in the A2, further reducing production costs.
Source: Auto motor und sport