Audi’s well-known for its cars’ interiors, and – despite it being the cheapest and one of the oldest models in the lineup – the Audi A1 still has one of the better interiors in its class.
Most of the plastics are squidgy and soft-to-the-touch, with tougher materials only appearing in the lower reaches of the cabin. Everything is laid out simply but, it has to be said, the design is starting to show its age, despite the variety of trim colours available.
The interior is smart, if a little bit less flamboyant than what you’d normally find in a Mini
Even entry-level models get an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen and a rotary controller at the centre of the dash that takes seconds to get used to and is a much quicker way of navigating between menus than the touchscreens found in most rivals. It’s a system Audi likes so much that it sticks it in all its models, including the range-topping A8.
Sat-nav is a £1,175 option on entry-level SE models, but it’s part of a pack which also gets you a sports leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel and a driver’s information display, nestled between the dials.