More and more frequently we saw photos of new crossover SUV models Audi company. In fact, the last time the test sample taken is 2017 Audi Q1 model. This long-awaited model is in the final stage of development. It’s time to test, correct any deficiencies, so moving and production. Sales should start in the second half of 2016. The company has not issued any official statement on the price of the new model. However, according to the estimates and previous announcements, the starting price for the 2017 Audi Q1 will be between € 21,000 and 25,000 €.
This will be the smallest SUV that Audi will offer its customers. Although the observed test specimens had a large amount of camouflage, some data about the vehicle are known.
2017 Audi Q1 Design
The new model will follow the trend of bigger brother Q3 model. The basis of design and the inspiration came from the Q5 SUV. For the design of vehicles is deserving new head of Design Marc Lichte. 2017 Audi Q1 shares a number of components with the Audi A1 model. Nevertheless, these two models do not share the same platform. A1 is installed on the same platform as the VW Polo, while the 2017 Q1 to be built on the MQB platform of the VW group. Production will take place in the factory in Ingolstadt, Germany.
Audi Q1 is announced as a very attractive model, modern and aggressive design. By its dimensions, it is a little shorter than Q3 model, but it is not very noticeable. Vehicle length of 4,200 mm, width is 1,750 mm, while the height of the vehicle is 1.570 mm, with boot capacity of 350 liters. Front overhang of vehicle is of similar size as in Q3 model. The design of the windshield and rear glass, give it to it a more aggressive look than “bigger brother”.
2017 Audi Q1 Specs
The powertrain unit should be similar as in the A1 model. It will be composed gasoline and diesel engines with three or four cylinders. The basic version will be equipped with three-cylinder petrol engine, which will dispose of 100 hp. There will be a 1.4-liter TFSI petrol engine and 1.4-liter TDI diesel engine. The base model will have a FWD, while the version with the highest trim levels have AWD as standard. On versions with lower trim levels, AWD will be available as an option. Upon customer request, the engine will be offered in combination with a manual or automatic transmission.
After the start of sales 2017 Audi Q1 SUV, the company will offer a stronger, sporting variants of the SQ1, and RS Q1, labels, and the 2017 Audi Q1 Hybrid model. According to current knowledge, 2017 Audi SQ1 will launch a twin-turbo 2.0-liter TDI engine of the VW Passat model, while the 2017 Audi Q1 RS should get the engine of the Audi TTS models with 310 horsepower.