Audi Q1

Audi Q1

  The Audi Q1 is a proposed compact crossover from the German automaker based on the A1 city car for 2012. Rumors suggest that the Q1 will be the third model in the A1 line up after the hatchback and cabriolet version with its Volkswagen Polo underpinnings. Under the hood Audi will make use of a variety of power plants ranging from the 1.4 Liter TFSI four cylinder making anywhere from 125 HP all the way up to 150 HP with the top of the line model being a 200 HP version. Diesel will also play a strong role in the Q1's future with a 1.2 Liter TDI cranking out 80 HP and a 1.6 Liter motor with outputs ranging from 100 to 120 HP.

It appears that Audi is planning to ramp the number of models it offers to 60 by the end of this decade. Though 60 models sounds like a tremendous number, Audi already produces 50. Adding an extra 10 vehicles in the next five years will be no easy task, however. The news comes by way of an interview Audi exec Chairman Rupert Stadler had with Car Magazine.

Stadler wouldn’t discuss the exact makeup of the 10 upcoming vehicles, but he did reveal the details about one, the Q1 crossover. The Q1 will share many of its components with the small Audi A1 and act in relation to it like the Q3 does with the A3 . “You’ll see the Q1 at the end of 2015 or possibly early 2016,” Stadler told Car. “The Audi Q1 is part of our broad-based SUV strategy. It is designed on the basis of the MQB modular transverse engine concept and will round off our Q series at the bottom end.”

While the Q1 will be an all-new product, it’s unlikely Audi’s other nine vehicles will be so unique. Remember that Audi counts each sub model as its own, so the S- and RS-badged vehicles are counted separately in the overall number, despite them sharing a large majority of parts with the their less-powerful versions.

Stadler mentioned possible open slots for cars in the C- and D-segments for vehicles priced over €70,000 to 80,000 price bracket. That possibly means new spin-offs of the A6 , A7 , and A8 sedans. He says the A4 and A5 vehicles are an existing example, as it’s complete with Avants , coupes , and Sportbacks.

Click past the jump to read more about Audi’s future plans.

Source: CAR
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Audi ’s recent focus on compelling design and high-quality interiors has proven to be a smart move, allowing it to carve out its own niche in the luxury market and become a true competitor to BMW and Mercedes-Benz . Journalists love the company’s extreme, go-fast models and they help improve Audi’s image, but the real money comes from its mainstream sedans and crossover SUVs. While Audi has plenty of the former, ranging from the A3 all the way up to the A8, the latter is limited to just the Q5 , Q3 and Q7 .In 2016, however, Audi is set to release the Q1, a crossover SUV that will slot underneath the Q3, making it the smallest crossover SUV on sale.

While tiny crossover SUVs aren’t particularly exciting to anyone other than accountants and car salesmen, Audi appears to be planning something more exciting that just the plain, vanilla Q1. If reports are true, the Q1 will receive the full RS treatment in the form of the Q1 RS a year after the base model hits showrooms.

Image Note: Rendering of Audi Q1 shown here.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2017 Audi Q1 RS.

Source: Autobild

Audi Gebrauchtwagen, in cooperation with Zentrum München, has developed a cool promotional video for the A1 quattro sports hatch . The video was developed in Gymkhana style with multiple-time DTM championm Timo Scheiderm behind the wheel. He managed to put this limited-edition machine through its paces around the streets and construction sites of Germany.

The A1 quattro is powered by a 2.0 TFSI engine that produces 256 horsepower at 2,500 to 4,500 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm. The car will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 152 mph.

The message of this video is: "If it isn’t dirty, you’re not doing it right." Still we will advise you not to try this at home and you have to remember that a professional driver was used to shot this video.

Everyone expects the new Q1 comact crossover SUV from Audi considering it’s been talked about for a couple of years now. What we didn’t expect was that the future model would, in fact, be the allroad version of the current A1 hatchback . The new A1 will drop the suffix "allroad" and simply adopt the Q1 name. The future Audi Q1 will be available with a 5-door body and in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive versions. The debut is expected to be made in the first quarter of 2015.

The Audi Q1 will be defined by a sober, similar look to the one of the Q3, Q5, and Q7. It will be available with engines from a 160 hp 1.4 TSI to a 2.0 TDI 140 bhp. Diesel will also play a strong role in the Q1’s future with a 1.2 Liter TDI cranking out 80 HP and a 1.6 Liter motor with outputs ranging from 100 to 120 HP. Prices will be higher than 22,000 euros for the two-wheel drive and 27,000 euros for the AWD version.

Updated 12/02/2013: Audi officially confirmed today that the Q1 compact SUV will be put into production in 2016 at Audi’s assembly lines in Ingolstadt. “The Audi Q1 is part of our broad-based SUV strategy. It is designed on the basis of the modular transverse engine concept and will round off our Q series at the bottom end,” stated Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG.

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The Audi’s SUV series started in 2005 with the Q7, then in 2008 they added the compact Q5. In 2011 they will be joined by the Q3, and if it where to believe the series, we will see the Q1 in 2014.

The Audi Q3 will be a small five-seater SUV with a coupe-like silhouette. It will combine the sporty handling of a compact car with the spaciousness and versatility of an SUV. In addition, it will also receive a higher seating position, large wheels and increased ground clearance.

The Q3 will be followed by the Q1. It will be built on the next Audi A1 platform and will measure 3.95m in length, with both two and four-door versions to be released.

Not a surprise of course, but Audi will unveil a small SUV based on the future A1 by the end of 2012.

Nobody needs them, environmentalists hate them, but they all want. What are we talking about? The SUVs of course! And how they always have been a success why not build more and more. So what the gas price gets higher, people will always buy them!

The Q1 will be the third model in the A1 line-up after the hatchback version that will be launched in 2010 and the cabrio version in 2011. Q1 will go on sale in early 2013.

The Q1 will be about 3.95 meters long (2.46-meter wheelbase) and will be based on a sport, clearly strengthened version of the PQ24 of the new Volkswagen Polo.

Under the hood there will be a wide choice of engines: 1.4-liter TFSI four-cylinder with 125 hp and 150 hp (simple compressor and turbo-charge). The top model will come later with up to 200 hp. Diesel version will be powered by a 1.2-liter TDI with about 80 hp, and a 1.6-liter with about 100 and 120 hp.

Source: Autozeitung

Volkswagen is ready to launch a new family of small SUVs. Inspired by the huge success of the joint Cayenne/Touareg/Q7 project, the company wants to take this success to a smaller level: a new family made by Audi Q1, Skoda Skoda Yeti and VW Polo SUV. Even if the most important one is the Q1, the first to arrive will be the Yeti in 2009, followed by the Audi Q1 a year later and the Polo SUV in 2011.

Source: CarMagazine
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That Audi would be building the Q1, a small SUV competing with the Toyota Toyota RAV4 two-door, and based on the Steppenwolf concept car shown in 2000 is, if not old news, at least a long-standing rumor. In early April, the German magazine Sueddeutsche, reported that Audi was working on this vehicle. Now another German magazine, Autobild, has published photos purporting to show what the expected appearance of the production Q1. Building this car is part of a long-term brand strategy previously (...)
Source: Autobild

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