Audi A1 voted top luxury small car

Road testers and reviewers have named the Audi A1 the Best Luxury Small Car of 2012.

The judgment came from the expert panel of CarBuyer, whose editor-in-chief Steve Fowler described the model as "posh, but not too pricey".

The reviewers also highlighted the running costs as being super low, along with the overall look, which was described as "sleek", the driving and the "unbeatable" value for money.

Its appeal also included the upmarket cabin and the build quality was "second to none", said the judges. And the A1 was just as practical as desirable, given the new more versatile five-door Sportback version.

Prices go from £13,420 OTR for the 1.2 TFSI 86PS SE model, to £21,810 OTR for the 1.4 TFSI 185PS Black Edition.

"The Audi A1 continues to be the best luxury small car for CarBuyer users," said Mr Fowler.

Copyright Press Association 2012