The compact crossover from Audi will be out in two years. He will receive the index in Q1. On it informs edition Auto Express, citing the Director of sales and marketing for Audi Bram Shota.
Unlike the main competitor of BMW, Audi launches a compact model for 8 years. In 2010 premiere of the A1. The sales of this model is quite successful. Every year their owners are about 100,000 units.
The German manufacturer is likely to use the next generation of its popular A1 hatchback as a base for the development of the compact crossover Q1. During the winter tests photospin noticed a prototype with a body from A1 with high ground clearance and larger wheels. World premiere of the new generation A1 will be held at the end of the year.
“We can’t ignore the trend of expansion crossover segment. Now the question is how deeply we are expanding the range of crossovers. Don’t be surprised if in two or three years you will see a compact SUV model, as we try to respond quickly to changes in market demand,” said Bram Shot.
The basis of the new Audi A1 and Q1 lie MQB platform of the Volkswagen Group. It built a new SEAT Ibiza and VW Polo. This means that Q1 will use the latest generation petrol and diesel engines: 1.0 TSI, 1.6 TSI and 1.5 TDI.
By the time Q1 in 2020, the Audi may introduce a mild hybrid powertrain with a 48-volt starter-generator, which helps the engine during acceleration in all models. Therefore, the presence of it in Q1 also not be excluded.
Recall that in the current year is expected to world premiere another SUV from Audi — cross-coupe Q8.