To cap a very successful year for the Audi A1 the car has been named the best Small Luxury Car of 2012. The award was given out by CarBuyer, a highly respected automotive website.

Great value

Steve Fowler, the Editor in Chief for CarBuyer said that the Audi A1 offers superb value for money. “The Audi A1 continues to be the best luxury small car for CarBuyer users. It’s posh, but not too pricey, while running costs are super low. We love the way it looks, the way it drives and the quality for the cash is unbeatable.”

The Sportback playing a big part

The judges based their decision on the vehicle’s beautiful design and the overall quality of how the car was built along with the interior and exterior. The five door Sportback seemed to really sway the judges, with this variant showing off the car’s practicality.

Proud

Martin Sandler, who was presented with the award at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland said that Audi should be proud of the car winning so many awards already. He said “It gives me great pleasure to be accepting a second award for the A1 this year, which is also its second consecutive CarBuyer award. The fact that the A1 is continuing to win awards and defending the titles it won last year shows its enduring appeal.”

Audi A1 variants

  • Hatchback 1.2 TFSI SE 3dr – £13,420
  • Hatchback 1.6 TDI SE 3dr – £14,480
  • Hatchback 1.2 TFSI Sport 3dr – £15,260
  • Hatchback 1.4 TFSI Sport 3dr – £15,670
  • Hatchback 1.6 TDI Sport 3dr – £16,320
  • Hatchback 1.2 TFSI Contrast Edition 3dr – £16,610
  • Hatchback 1.2 TFSI S line 3dr – £16,805
  • Hatchback 1.4 TFSI Contrast Edition 3dr – £17,020
  • Hatchback 1.4 TFSI Sport auto 3dr – £17,120
  • Hatchback 1.4 TFSI S line 3dr – £17,215
  • Hatchback 1.6 TDI 105 Contrast Edition 3dr – £17,670
  • Hatchback 1.6 TDI S line 3dr – £17,865
  • Hatchback 2.0 TDI Sport 3dr – £17,945
  • Hatchback 1.4 TFSI S line auto 3dr – £18,665
  • Hatchback 2.0 TDI 143 Contrast Edition 3dr – £19,295
  • Hatchback 2.0 TDI S line 3dr – £19,490
  • Hatchback 2.0 TDI 143 Black Edition 3dr – £20,590
  • Hatchback 1.4 TFSI 185 S line 3dr – £20,710
  • Hatchback 1.4 TFSI 185 Black Edition 3dr – £21,810