Audi A1 to Turn into Q1

The Audi A1 hatchback introduced earlier this year is only the first model in what Audi plans to turn into an entire family of model.

The A1 range will also include a five-door version, a sportback model (both are expected to come to the market next year), a convertible and an all-wheel-drive vehicle.

The 4x4 version of the A1 will offer light off-road capabilities and will use the Q1 name, rather than being called A1 Allroad, as reports.

The German soft-roader will also be offered with two-wheel-drive. However, the vehicle’s 4x4 incarnation won’t borrow an AWD system from inside the “classic: brands of the VW Group. Instead, it will come with the 4x4 system used by the Suzuki SX4. The move would make sense, as VW currently owns a 19 percent stake in the Japanese automotive producer.

Audi wants to offer a solid look to the upcoming vehicle, but the company won’t rely on the usual plastic protection elements to achieve this as it also wants the car to have a premium image. This means that we can expect to see some ingenious design solutions.

The Audi Q1 is expected to come with an important set of technical modifications. This means that the car will bring a reinforced suspension and will have a higher ground clearance. Under the bonnet of the new model, we’ll be able to find gasoline engines with a power rating of between 86 and 160 hp (TSI units included) and TDI diesel powerplants that will offer between 105 and 140 hp.

The Audi Q1 is expected to come to the market in 2013.
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