Audi’s smallest crossover is getting ready to be launched on the market in the first quarter of 2016.
The Nissan Juke has opened the path for most carmakers into the B-segment for crossovers with the Juke and while most competition from three continents, Asia, North America and Europe, is producing such a model, time has come for the segment to see a premium crossover. The vehicle in question will be developed by Audi and, as you probably guessed it, it will be based on the Volkswagen Polo. The Audi Q1 will be the company’s smallest crossover up to date and it will measure 3.8 meters long and have some “generous ground clearance”.
The upcoming Audi Q1 will have off-road styling cues but that doesn’t mean that it will be offered with all-wheel drive. As for the engine lineup, there will be a 1.4 liter TFSI under its hood and a 1.4 liter TDI, which will produce 90 HP. A top of the line version of the model, which will probably be named the SQ1, will get a powerplant producing 231 HP (170 kW) and as we are living in a world concerned in CO2 emissions, the company will also offer a hybrid version, with a 1.2 liter petrol engine and an electric motor. Starting prices for the Audi Q1 are expected to stand at just below 20,000 EUR.
Source: Auto Bild