Audi A1 Hybird

Audi a1 hybird in red color

Audi will not only be displaying its all-new A1 minicar at October�s Tokyo Motor Show but it will also unveil its new hybrid drive system. Targeted at premium small cars such as BMW�s Mini, the new A1 will come as a three-door hatch and be priced less than �20,000 when it goes on sale in 2010.

Production of the new minicar will top 100,000 units per year and it may be joined by a new �shooting brake� mini-estate, a drop-top roadster and possibly a new Q1 mini-SUV, reports Auto Motor und Sport. The source also told that a mild hybrid option will be available as well as more conventional TSI and FSI petrol engines and TDI diesels.

This rendering gives us a preview as to what the final version may look likes and shows that designers are going with conventional hatchback styling and will incorporate Audi�s familiar oversized grille.

Sister brand Volkswagen, meanwhile, will showcase its own minicar concept at next month�s Frankfurt Motor Show. The VW car will be built on a new low cost platform and will feature a rear-engined RWD layout and is expected to be sold in emerging markets for under �8,000.


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