We had earlier reported that Audi will be launching the Q1 mini crossover in 2016. Now, it has emerged that the Q1 will be available with the Quattro All wheel drive system.
Based on the Volkswagen Polo platform, this upcoming mini crossover will reportedly measure 3.8 meters in length. Despite being a crossover, the Q1 will boast of a raised seating position and generous ground clearance.
Engine options will include a 1.4 litre TFSI motor, and a new 1.4 litre 3 cylinder TDI oil burner, both producing a max power output of 90 bhp. The engines will be mated to a 6 speed manual or a new 10 speed dual clutch transmission(DSG). Also, a 2.0 litre petrol engine producing 230 bhp will be plonked in the SQ1 sports model. A hybrid version may also be on cards, with a 1.2 litre petrol engine producing 110 bhp, which will be coupled with a 109 bhp electric motor.
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.
Aud is already testing the S1 quite aggressively, which is also expected to be offered with the Quattro All wheel drive system. Also, the new 2015 Audi Q7 which will be hopefully launched by next year, will also see generous use of aluminium to increase the performance of the mammoth SUV.
Pricing for this Q1 crossover is believed to be less than 20,000 Euros.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more details on the Audi Q1.