Variant: 1.2 TFSI 3 door Eng: 1.2 litre
Kerb mass: 1120 kg Category: CAR - SMALL
Vehicles built: 2010 Tested by Euro NCAP
Important note: The 3-door left-hand-drive European
model was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided
with technical information which showed that the rating
applies to 5-door (Sportback) petrol variants.
Model History and Safety Features
The tested model of Audi A1 was introduced in Australia
during 2010. This rating applies to all petrol variants,
including the 5-door Sportback.
Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side
curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS),
electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic
stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat
belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.
Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce
slack in the event of a crash.
OCCUPANT PROTECTION: 5 Stars
The A1 scored 14.9 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The
passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a
slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.
The vehicle scored 13.85 out of 16 in the side impact crash
test. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for
the driver. A further two points were scored in the optional
FRONTAL OFFSET CRASH TEST
Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts,
chest 3.23 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 3.67 pts.
The passenger compartment held its shape well in the
offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards
by 14 mm and downwards 28mm. The steering wheel hub
moved 22mm forward, 10 mm upward and 1 mm sideways.
The front ("A") pillar moved 12 mm rearwards. All doors
remained closed during the crash. After the crash the all
doors could be opened with normal effort.
The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact
was stable. There were no knee hazards. The passenger's
head was cushioned by the airbag.
SIDE IMPACT CRASH TEST
Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest
2.09 pts, abdomen 3.76 pts, pelvis 4 pts.
The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test,
since it had head-protecting side airbags. The
manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and
the vehicle earned a further two points.
PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION Marginal
Protection offered by the bumper to pedestrians' legs was
good. The front edge of the bonnet was poor in almost
every area tested. The bonnet was rated as good in most
areas where a child's head might hit. However, for those
areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, the protection
offered was predominantly poor.