We reported earlier that Audi is working on its entry level SUV in its Q Series. Following the nomenclature, the entry level Audi Q1 will go on sale in global markets in 2016. The rendered image of the Q1 crossover has been revealed showing the probable look of the SUV.
The rendering seems inspired from the teaser images revealed by the German manufacturer. The picture represents a stylish crossover which shows the company’s traditional design language, featuring aggressive creases and tight lines. The front fascia of the Q1 crossover gets prominent grille which is complemented by newly formulated headlights. The small SUV gets a coupe-like body style with sloping roofline.
The vehicle will get a body cladding all around to offer a moew rugged look. The interiors of the Q1 SUV are expected to be sourced from bigger siblings and are likely to get the MMI system and a touchscreen interface. It will be based on VW Group’s MQB architecture. The same platform will also underpin the all-new Polo hatchback and the next generation A1. Audi might also launch the Quattro 4×4 version alongside the front wheel drive models.
Audi hasn’t revealed much about the engine specifications and other details about the car. If media reports are to be believed, the crossover would be offered with a range of petrol & diesel engines. The vehicle, reportedly, gets three petrol motors- a 1.4-litre TFSI producing 140PS and 250Nm, a 1.8-litre TFSI that produces 180PS and 280Nm and a 2.0-litre TFSI motor that is capable of producing 230PS and 370Nm of torque.
The diesel version of the small crossover is likely to get 2.0-litre TDI motor that develops two states of tunes- 150PS and 184PS. Rumors also suggest that the SQ1 model would get a twin-turbo 2.0L TDI engine producing 231PS and 500Nm of torque. There could be a range topping RS Q1 with a 2.0-litre TFSI engine that develops 300PS of power and 380Nm of torque.