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Audi is planning to introduce its smallest SUV yet, the Q1, in 2016, in an attempt to steal some customers who are looking for a vehicle in this size but with some premium features.

The German based automaker Audi will introduce the Q1 over the following years. The model in question is aimed towards customers of the Nissan Juke, the Renault Captur, the Peugeot 2008, the Ford EcoSport, the Opel Mokka or the Chevrolet Trax, who are looking to move upmarket. The model in question will become available to its future in 2016 and it will join the company’s lineup, along with the larger Q3, Q5 and Q7.

The Audi Q1 will get an engine lineup which is expected to include the 1.0 liter turbo, from the Volkswagen Up!, offered as an entry-level version, the 1.2 liter four-cylinder petrol burner, the new 1.4 liter TFSI petrol, along with the hybrid system from the A3 e-tron. The top of the line version of the model, the SQ1, is said to come with a 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol engine, producing 200 HP, a rival for the Nissan Juke Nismo. The diesel units will include the 1.4 TDI and the 1.6 TDI. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual, offered as standard, and the new 10-speed DSG, which is believed to debut in 2014.

Source: Auto Express