Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Audi to present small hybrid car in Tokyo

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Audi to present small hybrid car in Tokyo


Aug 22, 2007, 12:50 GMT

Stuttgart - Audi is planning to present its new small car the Audi A1 with hybrid drive at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year, Germany's auto-motor-sport magazine reports.

Aimed at its main competitor in the segment, the BMW-MINI, Audi is hoping to sell between 80,000 and 100,000 models of the new A1 annually, the report said.

The car maker was originally expected to launch the A1 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

According to several reports Audi is planning a three and five- door hatchback as well as a coupe and convertible.

The basic version of the A1 hybrid is expected to sell at about 20,000 euros (27,183 dollars), auto-motor-sport reports.

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