Review: Audi A1 Citycarver (2020)


Excellent 1.0 TFSI engine. Smart styling. Comfortable ride quality. Lots of personalisation options.

Expensive to buy new. Not all that different to the standard A1. Cramped cabin.

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29 July 2019 Audi A1 Citycarver announced

Based on the standard Audi A1 Sportback, the Citycarver will be available to order in the UK from September with 30 TFSI and 35 TFSI petrol engines. The Citycarver features wheel arch enhancements... Read more

Audi A1 Citycarver (2020): At A Glance

Following the lead of the Ford Fiesta Active and Rover Streetwise, Audi's launched a jacked-up version of the A1 Sportback - be priced from around £22,000.

Badged the Citycarver (yeah...), the beefed-up A1 has an extra 50mm of ground clearance and black wheel arch surrounds to give it a 'more muscular' look than the standard car, says Audi. It also has a bespoke front grille, intended to mimic those used on Audi's Q SUVs.

Initially available with 116PS 1.0-litre (30 TFSI) and 150PS 1.5-litre (35 TFSI) petrol engines, the Citycarver will be much the same as the regular A1 Sportback.

That means there'll be an 8.8-inch touchscreen display inside, as well as a 10.25-inch digital cockpit in place of conventional dials. It's just as practical, too, with a 335-litre boot.

Standard mirrors that of the standard car, albeit starting with larger 17-inch alloy wheels a roof spoiler normally reserved for S Line models.

As well as the infotainment system and digital cockpit, the Citycarver's spec includes LED headlights with dynamic rear indicators, Audi's drive select system and assistance technology including Audi's pre-sense system with pedestrian and cyclist recognition.

Audi A1 Citycarver 30 TFSI 2020 Road Test

What does a Audi A1 Citycarver (2020) cost?

List Price from £17,735
Buy new from £16,631
Contract hire from £167.93 per month
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