Audi’s chef, Rupert Stadler, released new details on the upcoming Q1, the German crossover that will be revealed next year. Carmakers start to vary their range and create models to slot between certain existing ones.
The Audi Q1 will be similar to an A3 but will offer the so-called benefits of a crossover, such as the higher posture. Moreover, Stadler said that it will ride on a shorter version of the well-known MQB platform, therefore, don’t expect a massive car.
Front-wheel drive will be standard while certain variants can be equipped with the quattro all-wheel drive system, something which is needed if you want to take the car on more difficult road conditions.
Current rumors indicate that the model has received the green light for production and will enter the assembly line in Ingolstadt, Germany. The same sources indicate that people are highly interested in premium crossovers, something that made Audi consider the Q1 even more.
In terms of engines, the new Audi Q1 will benefit from the usual petrol and diesel units as well as a plug-in hybrid and a high-performance SQ1. The last two won’t be available at launch and will probably join the range later.