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2020 Audi A1 scores 5-star ANCAP rating

ANCAP has awarded the new-generation Audi A1 a five-star safety rating, making it the first light car to score top marks against the strict 2019 criteria. Based on tests carried out by sister firm Euro NCAP earlier this year, the new A1 scored an impressive 95 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 88 per cent before Child Occupant Protection, 73 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 82 per cent for Safety Assist...

2020 Audi A1 pricing and specs

The 2020 Audi A1 Sportback will be launching Down Under next month, with the German marque detailing pricing and specifications for its three-tier compact hatchback range. Priced from $32,350 plus on-road costs (30 TFSI), the new-generation A1 makes the switch to the Volkswagen Group's MQB A0 underpinnings, along with offering more space, technology, along with an overhauled design...

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

SsangYong Korando, BMW Z4 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings this week, with several upcoming models bound for Australia scoring five-star ratings – including the SsangYong Korando and BMW Z4. The Korando is the first model from SsangYong to get a five-star rating, with AEB as standard across the range in Europe...

2020 Audi A1 citycarver revealed, 'unlikely' for Australia

Audi has unveiled the A1 citycarver, a higher-riding version of its compact A1 hatchback, ahead of its European launch later this year. Although they share a lot mechanically, the citycarver has a suspension setup that's 35mm taller than the regular A1's, while the wheels are bigger as standard. In ideal circumstances, Audi says the citycarver has 40mm more ground clearance than the standard A1...

Audi A1, Q3 delayed until fourth quarter

Audi Australia has been forced to delay the release of its anticipated A1 hatchback and Q3 SUV until the fourth quarter of 2019, as head office continues to work through the backlog of of WLTP compliance in Europe. Originally, the all-new A1 was meant to hit local showrooms during the second quarter, while the new-generation Q3 was slated to arrive around the middle of the year...

2019 Audi A1 Allroad spied again

The Audi A1 Allroad has been spied once more, this time doing a spot of cold weather testing in Sweden. Compared to the regular A1, this off-road-style variant has taller ride height, different front and rear bumper designs, revised side sills, and, possibly, some extra protection for the wheel arches...

2019 Audi A1 Allroad spied

A prototype believed to be the 2019 Audi A1 Allroad has been snapped testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, wearing extra body cladding and a taller ride height. Beyond what we can see here, there aren't really any details available about the A1 Allroad. Audi has never offered one of its high-riding, toughened-up editions on anything smaller than an A4, so we're sort of in uncharted waters here...

Audi Australia's busy launch calendar detailed

Audi Australia is set to roll out seven important new offerings in the next year or so, as it seeks to bounce back from a few years of declining sales. Between now and the third quarter of 2019 it’ll launch two new SUVs — one a new generation and another just plain new — a new-generation range-opening city car, two new-generation large passenger cars and its first full electric vehicle, the e-tron quattro crossover...

2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed

Audi has revealed a handful of cut-price limited editions based on the A1, A3, A4 and Q3 through its consumer website, offering more equipment and drive-away pricing. Kicking off proceedings is the A1 Sportback 1.4TFSI Style Edition, priced from $30,990 drive-away. It gains gains xenon headlights and light washers, LED tail-lights and 17-inch alloy wheels over the 1...