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Audi S1 quattro (2014-2018) review – interior and tech

The Audi S1 brings speed, premium appeal and impressive build quality to the junior hot hatch segment.

Evo rating
Price
from £27,000
  • Performance, secure handling and overall quality
  • Expensive, not as exciting as some

The cabin quality is impressive for a small hatchback, although without the interior styling pack the interior is very dour. The switchgear is now showing its age, particularly since Audi launched newer models like the A4 (now offering neat touches like the Virtual Cockpit display), but at least the quality is still good and the overall design still works well; Audi kept things commendably simple with the A1 and S1's cabin.

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The infotainment system does now feel a generation out of date, though, with clunky graphics and a slightly dim-witted sat-nav.

Rear seat space is tight for adult passengers, but with the option of five doors the S1 is more practical for families than many other small hot hatchbacks.

 

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