The smallest model of Audi crossovers, which received the name of Q1, will be released in 2016 and the price in Germany will be approximately 25.000 euro. The build of new items will be launched at the plant in Ingolstadt in line with the Audi A3. The company plans to release about 70,000 such the vehicles during the year.
The output of the new model 2016 Audi Q1 is the part of the company’s plan to expand its range from the current 49 models and modifications to and more than 60 units to the beginning of 2020. By that date, the German brand expects to sell about two million vehicles annually.
Subcompact crossover received index (in-plant) AU276 and will be based on the modernized platform of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q3, although previously it was reported that the platform would be on the VW Polo. Dimensions of 2016 Audi Q1 will be as follows: length – 3800 millimeters (it is less on 585 millimeters in comparison with the crossover Audi Q3), machine width – 1880millimeters, height – 1510millimeters, with a wheelbase – 2560millimeters. Body of the new vehicle is made of polymers and aluminum, which are reinforced with glass fiber and carbon fiber. Curb weight of the car (including the weight of the lithium-ion batteries) will be 1490kg.
2016 Audi Q1 will get the boot, which is a separate module with the electric drive, which can be extended to 400millimeters. In addition, rear passengers have access to a niche under the trunk, where it will be possible to pack different small things. Initially, a small modification of the basic off-road vehicle will be deprived of all-wheel drive system. Nevertheless, the appearance of the four-wheel drive in the future version is in terms of the manufacturer.
2016 Audi Q1 Technical Characteristics
The engine range will include five “fours” with a turbocharged three engine running on gasoline, 1,400, 1800 and 2000 cubes whose power are 140horsepower, 180horsepower, 230horsepower respectively. In addition, it will have two further diesel unit volume of 2000 cm3 capacity of 150horsepower and 184horsepower. All engines will be equipped with a robotic seven-band transmission equipped a pair of clutches.
“Hot” modification of the crossover Audi Q1 2016 will be equipped with two-liter turbo “four” with 231 horsepower return. The most powerful version of the top-end, reported specifications 2016 Audi Q1, get the name of RS. A turbocharged two-liter unit with an impact of 300-horses (380 Newton-meter) will power it. In addition, the company will release the modification with a hybrid power plant, which will consist of a 1200 gasoline engine and the electric motor-blocks in 2018. Moreover, a miniature crossover 2016 Audi Q1 will be released in the g-tron gas version.
The design of subcompact crossover Q1 from Audi were developed even before it came to the company Marc Lichte, who was appointed the chief designer at the end of 2013. Now he will take part in the development of exterior modifications of cars «S», «RS», and Exclusive Line.
Recall that now the line “Q” of Audi includes the crossovers of model Q3, Q5, as well as “hot” modifications and in addition the biggest SUV modification – Audi Q7.