Hatchback under R260,000

2017 Audi A1 Sportback 1.0T FSI SE STronic 2017 Kia Rio 1.4LX (5dr) 2017 Renault Clio IV 900T Dynamique (66kW) (5dr) 2017 Toyota Auris 1.6XS 2017 VW Golf 7 1.0TSI Comfortline

2017 Audi A1 Sportback 1.0T FSI SE STronic

1-Litre 3-cylinder Turbo|4.4-litres/100km|R 254 100.00

Year: 2017

Recommended Retail Price:
R 356 500.00

Price as Tested: R 254 100.00

Maintenance Plan: 5-Year/100 000Km

Service Intervals: Service interval indicator (roughly 15 000Km)

Original Value Retained Since Registration: 82.52%

Overview

  • Model: 2017 Audi A1 Sportback 1.0T FSI SE STronic
  • New Vehicle Price: R 356 500.00
  • Pre-Owned Retail Price: R 254 100.00
  • Percentage of value retained after 2 years: 82.52%
  • Warranty: 1-Year/Unlimited Mileage
  • Maintenance Plan: 5-Year/100 000Km
  • Service Intervals: Service interval indicator (roughly 15 000Km)

The Audi A1 proved to be the most expensive hatchback in this category, yet the A1 was also the most premium feeling vehicle, all be it in a smaller package. The interior is very attractive, sporty and practical too, benefitting from Audi's typical minimalistic design. Performance from the 1-litre turbocharged engine proved slightly disappointing though, especially when compared to the Golf 1.0TSI. Ultimately, the A1 offers buyers a premium small compact hatchback that is fun and entertaining, yet super economical at the same time. Still a great pre-owned buy at the price.

Car Specifications

  • Engine: 1-Litre 3-cylinder Turbo
  • Power and Torque: 70kW/160Nm
  • 0-100km/h: 11.1-seconds
  • Drivetrain: FWD/Auto Dual-Clutch, 7-Speed
  • Fuel Consumption (combined): 4.4-litres/100km
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 45-litres
  • Tare Mass: 1 165kg
  • Boot Capacity (seats up): 270-litres
  • Boot Capacity (seats folded down): 920-litres
  • Wheels and Tyres: 215/45R16 (Alloys)
  • Spare Wheel: Space saver

Standard Features

  • Climate Control A/C
  • Central Locking
  • Auto on Headlights
  • Rain Sensor
  • Day Time driving lights
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • Electric power steering
  • Electric windows (all-round)
  • Integrated Radio/CD Player
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • 12V power socket, Aux Port and USB port
  • Trip Computer
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Multi-Function steering wheel
  • Isofix rear seat mountings

Safety Features

  • ABS Braking: Yes
  • EBD: Yes
  • Traction Control: Yes
  • Stability Control: Yes
  • Airbags: Front, and side curtain airbags (6)

Pro's & Con's

Pro's

  • Great 7-speed dual clutch auto-box
  • Cabin build quality trumps all other finalists in this category
  • Modern styling and looks
  • Very economical
  • Fantastic safety features at the price
  • Attractive alloy wheels

Con's

  • Expensive compared to other finalists
  • Not as spacious as some other finalists in this category
  • Performance a little disappointing
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