Well, since it’s close to joining the company’s vehicle lineup, why not, especially since the main competitors aren’t offering a similar vehicle at this point.
Developing an Audi Q1 has been rumored for a few years now and it seems that a final production version of the model is still a year away, since the Ingolstadt based automaker is planning to introduce it sometimes in 2016. But before getting too excited on this particular model, you should know that the image posted above is nothing more than a simple rendering at this point, and it has been based on recent spy photos which have captured prototypes looking like the second generation of the Q7, but at a much lower scale.
The upcoming Audi Q1 will have no direct rival at this point because BMW and Mercedes-Benz don’t have any crossovers smaller than the X1 and the GLA. In terms of size, the future Audi Q1 will be similar to the Nissan Juke, the Peugeot 2008, the Opel Mokka, the Renault Captur, the Mazda CX-3, the Chevrolet Trax, the Ford EcoSport and so on, with the added premium touches which will make it more premium. The vehicle will be riding on a shortened version of the MQB platform and it will be based on the A1 Sportback. It will get the FWD as standard but the Quattro AWD system will become available too, on higher-end models. The starting price of the sub-compact crossover will stand at approximately 25,000 euros and this should be introduced in 2016.