Audi is planning on developing an even more affordable crossover, which will stand below the current Q3, and it will be known, of course, as the Q1.
The development of the Audi Q1 is not something we haven’t heard before but now, according to a recent report, it seems that the model in question will be introduced sometimes in 2016. The upcoming small crossover will be based on the Audi A3 and designed by Marc Lichte. In terms of size, this will be similar to the Q3, but the latter will grow a couple of years later, when the new generation is expected to hit the market.
The upcoming baby crossover will be riding on the MQB platform, made by the Volkswagen Group, and it will be getting a variety of diesel and gasoline engines under its hood. Rumor has it that the cheapest model should come with a 1.4 liter TFSI producing 140 HP and 250 Nm of torque, followed by the 1.8 TFSI with its 180 HP and 280 Nm of torque and the 2.0 TFSI with 230 HP and 370 Nm of torque. The 2.0 TDI will also be offered in two outputs, 150 HP and 320 Nm and 184 HP and 380 Nm. The SQ1 will pack 231 HP and 500 Nm from a 2.0 TDI and the RS Q1 will come with 310 HP and 380 Nm.
Source: Auto Bild