We’ve been hearing about the compact Audi A1 for a while, and now we have our first official spy shots of the small hatchback. The A1 will be a likely competitor to the Mini Cooper, and as you can see from the photos taken outside of Audi headquarters in Munich, Germany, it will first be released as a three-door hatchback model with a five-door version to follow.
The 2010 Audi A1 will be shown at next year’s Geneva Motor Show, and will be on sale later in the year. Expect a FWD layout initially, with a possible quattro system down the road. While there is no word on engine choices, we expect a wide range of gasoline and diesel choices in Europe, with only a few engine choices in the States if it makes its way over here.