Audi A1 Receives Prestigious Car Of The Year Award in Oman

Audi A1 Receives Prestigious Car Of The Year Award in Oman

Oman’s premium English-language motoring magazine Automan presents award to Audi Oman for the Sultanate’s most popular premium hatchback

Audi’s multiple award-winning A1 supermini was voted the best hot hatchback in the 2011 Car of The Year (COTY) Automan magazine awards.

The prestigious award was presented by Mr. Raj Warrior, Editor of Automan magazine, to Abdel Karim Awwad, National Sales and Marketing Manager, Audi Oman. Commenting on their success, Mr. Abdel Karim Awwad said: “The premium A1 hatchback is a great way for Audi to start 2012. In 2011, it bagged five prestigious awards from the motoring press in Europe. We introduced the car in Oman in 2011 and this entry level model has soared way ahead of our expectations.”

Automan’s editor Raj Warrior explained: “Although the Audi A1 is Audi’s entry level model, there is no indication that corners have been cut. Audi has been able to bring premium value and performance into the subcompact segment with this award-winning model.”

Abdel Karim Awwad added “The Audi A1 is a brilliant car, brilliantly targeted and executed. More and more buyers are looking for smaller, more efficient compact cars, but with all the luxury of much larger cars. That is what exactly Audi has offered in the A1 and Audi Oman is delighted to offer this package to its customers in the Sultanate.”

Like its bigger siblings, the Audi A1 carries the large single-frame grille as well as the distinctive roof arch and coupe-like C-pillars. The interior of the A1 is spacious, bright and airy. Customisation is the key whether it is the coloured air vents, LED interior lights or seat covers in expressive colours. There even is a variety of paint finishes to choose from for the roof arch.

The available infotainment and multimedia systems of the Audi A1 come directly from the luxury class. The MMI navigation plus that the vehicle is equipped with, is a media centre that sets new standards in the compact segment and borrows from the system used in Audi’s new A8 flagship.

Audi Oman offers the car with 122hp four-cylinder 1.4 TFSI engine, which is highly fuel efficient with a standard cycle value of 5.3 litres per 100km. It follows the downsizing principle by substituting turbocharging for displacement and the recuperation system further helps to provide the efficiency that comes standard in the Audi A1.