Report: Audi working on a compact Q1 crossover

It all started in 2005 when Audi unveiled the Q7 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Soon the Q5 and Q3 followed.

According to Autobild, Audi is preparing to expand the Q line-up again with another smaller model called Q1.

The Q1 will share its platform with the Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1, creating an all-new segment in the luxury compact crossover segment. Their current offering Q3 rivals the current BMW X1 and upcoming Mercedes GLA, meaning the new model really does not have a straight competitor.

Details are limited but Autobild says the Q1 would be a front-wheel drive only model, though the platform can also accommodate all-wheel drive. We are little skeptical about it.

The Q1 would use a range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. A hybrid is also very likely and perhaps even a SQ1 with over 200bhp.

The Q1 is expected to debut in late 2015, meaning we should be seeing first prototypes in the near future.

Pictured here is the Audi Crosslane Coupe from the 2012 Paris Motor Show.


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