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2013-12-03 10:03

BABY AUDI SUV IN THE WORKS: Audi’s next addition to its Q family will be the compact Q1 set to be built in 2016 Image: AUDI

Audi has confirmed a new compact model for its SUV family - the Q1, part of a model offensive with the automaker growing its vehicle model range from 49 to 60!

Audi has confirmed the addition of new compact model to its SUV family - the Q1. The cars will start to roll off the production lines in Ingolstadt, Germany, in 2016.

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said: “The Audi Q1 is part of our broad-based SUV strategy. It was designed on the basis of the modular transverse engine concept and will round off our Q series at the bottom end.”


The Q1 is expected to derive design cues from the Crosslane Coupe concept shown at the 2012 Paris motor show and to be powered by a plug-in hybrid engine based on the automaker's three-cylinder 1.5-litre TFSI combined with two electric motors.

The three-cylinder engine is coupled to a 67kW/210Nm electric motor, which acts primarily as a starter and an alternator and a second electric motor capable of 114kW/250Nm.

Battery travel is said to be possible for as much as 130km; fuel consumption is a claimed 1.1 litres/100km with emissions of 26g/km.


The decision to produce the new model will help to secure use of capacity at the main plant in Ingolstadt over the long term with production of the A3 and A3 Sportback and the A4/A5 family.

Audi's Q-family is comprised of the Q3, RS Q3, Q5, SQ5 and Q7. Since the first Audi SUV, launched in 2006, it has  has sold 1.5-million models in its Q family.

The Q1 is part of Audi's model offensive as the automaker hopes to increase its line-up of 49 to 60 by 2020 and aims to sell two-million vehicles a year.
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