Audi is looking towards an extremely productive future. The company has now confirmed an Audi Q1 to be one of the cars that will be part of its expansion plans. Audi is planning on a 60-model line-up by 2020. This car will join its Q series in 2016 and will now be Audi’s entry-level SUV.
Audi released this information by sending out an illustration and stated that the Q1 would be based on the Volkswagen Group's flexible Modular Transverse Matrix (Modularer Querbaukasten or MQB) platform, which is currently found in the Audi A3 and VW Golf.
The Q family currently comprises the Q3, RS Q3, Q5, SQ5 and Q7. So if the car were to use the A1 as a guide then we can expect it in both front-wheel and Quattro-drivetrains. It also means that there will be a range of diesel and petrol engines on offer.
"The Audi Q1 is part of our broad-based SUV strategy," says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. "It is designed on the basis of the modular transverse engine concept and will round off our Q series at the bottom end."