We’ve always been 50/50 on the new Audi A1. We also agree with Mr. Asian Martin in that it just may be the bulbous shape. Where the Mini Cooper sits very square and solid, the A1 seems to soft. However, in this snap, the Audi A1 really stands out and will in its class against the Cooper’s, Fit’s and the Fiat 500 Abarth when it hits our shores. Those wheels are pretty damn hot too!
“I never really have embraced the Audi A1 as a competent Cooper-Killer as of yet. Still too bulbous, still too avant-garde [And not in a pleasant Audi Avant sort of manner]. This amateur snap from Barcelona rotates the spigot on that perception, showing it’s much more fluid side [Especially from this rear 3/4 view]. Either this proves that vehicles truly do look more inviting under natural lighting and that press photographs aren’t the paradigm of accuracy, or that Audi’s little runabout has many faces [Be it bulbous or inviting].