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Weekend Deals on Wheels for October 15

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping. If you spot any deals, let us know in the comments...

2018 Audi A1 will be bigger, more premium – report

The next-generation 2018 Audi A1 will push even further upmarket when it launches in a couple years time, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Auto Express, the new A1 will arrive sometime in 2018, riding on the Volkswagen Group’s new MQB platform, which also underpins the upcoming Q2 SUV and next-generation Volkswagen Polo...

Deals on wheels — March 11

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Toyota HiLux WorkMate 4x4 dual-cab Toyota has never really had to discount new-generation HiLuxes much before...

2015 Audi A1 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Audi A1 Sportback is now on sale in Australia, introducing new engines, design tweaks, extra equipment and a rejigged line-up for the German brand’s style-centric city car. As we revealed last week, the updated A1 starts $400 higher than before at $26,900 plus on-road costs, though significantly, the price of the entry-level automatic variant is $4000 lower than before – now $28,250 – which should open the premium five-door hatch up to a number of new buyers...

2015 Audi A1 and Q3 pricing and performance details revealed

Pricing and performance details for the updated Audi A1 and Audi Q3 have been revealed ahead of the cars’ Australian release at the beginning of next month. The 2015 Audi A1 range kicks off with a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine from $26,900 before on-road costs – up $400 on its predecessor...

2015 Audi A1 refresh brings three-cylinder engines to the party

The Audi A1 has been given a light makeover and, in a first for the company, will be available with a three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. For the update, all A1s now wear slimmer and more angular headlights, as well as a sharper grille and revised tail-light graphics. These changes help to bring the regular versions of the city-friendly hatch into line with the S1 that was unveiled earlier this year...

2015 Audi S1 Sportback: pricing and specifications

The 2015 Audi S1 Sportback quattro will launch in Australia this month with a starting price of $49,990. The diminutive new pocket rocket is powered by a highly strung 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 170kW and 370Nm, which is mated exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox - there's no auto, and Audi Australia says they've not heard of one in the works, either...

Audi A1 update due within 18 months; brand "ready" for new Mini 5 door hatch

An updated version of the Audi A1 will appear within 18 months, according to Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle. Doyle made the comments at a pre-launch event for the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron this week, and the images you see here are of the facelifted Audi A1 that was spotted in Europe earlier this year...

2015 Audi A1 : Facelifted model spied hot-weather testing

The Audi A1 is set for a facelift in late 2014 or early 2015, and these new spy images show there will be a range of cosmetic changes for the brand's smallest model. Revised headlight inlays with sharper LED daytime running lamps that look similar to some versions seen on Seat models will be offered, while the grille appears slightly more pronounced, too...

Audi A1 three-door model dropped

The three-door Audi A1 has been axed from the brand's city car line-up in Australia. The German luxury brand will now sell only the five-door A1 Sportback, after a decision was made to dump the three-door version. Audi Australia senior product communications executive Shaun Cleary told CarAdvice the market was the determining factor in the decision to drop the three-door model...

Audi A1 to get three-cylinder engine, A3 set to follow

The march of the three-cylinder engine is set to continue, with the Audi A1 and Audi A3 destined to be fitted with fuel-saving triples. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told UK publication AutoExpress at the 2014 Beijing auto show that offering a fuel-sipping three-cylinder engine in the brand's smaller offerings was logical...