The top honchos at Audi AG have given a thumbs up to the development of a new entry level model for the Q range of crossovers. To be called as the Q1, the upcoming crossover will be based on VW’s MQB platform and will be unveiled in 2016.
“The Q1 is part of our broad-based SUV strategy. It is designed on the basis of the modular transverse engine concept and will round off our Q series at the bottom end,” said Rupert Stadler, chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG.
The Q1 will reportedly measure 3.8 meters in length and will have a generous ground clearance.
Engine options will consist of-
- 1.4 litre TFSI motor
- A new 1.4 litre 3 cylinder TDI diesel engine
- 2.0 litre TFSI petrol engine for SQ1 sports model
The new diesel engine will have a max power output of 90 bhp and all the engines are likely to come mated to 6 speed auto ‘box.
The new Audi Q1 may have plenty of aluminum use for its construction. The use of aluminium and other composite materials can considerably cut the vehicle weight, increase the performance and the fuel efficiency. Although, the use of aluminium reduces the weight, it increases the overall cost of production of the vehicle, which is then passed on to the customer.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more details on the Audi Q1.