German’s famous carmaker Audi prepares to refresh its line of SUVs and add some new models. The forthcoming 2021 Audi Q1 will be one among them. This small crossover spied finally, and from the latest news, we can even expect an electric version.
Thanks to its subcompact compact design, Audi Q1 will be the smallest SUV in Audi`s line. This SUV will use a shortened version of the MQB platform. As you may already know, the same platform is used on its big brother Q2 model. Generally, both models will share most of the cues.
2021 Audi Q1 Design and Features
The upcoming 2021 Audi Q1 is caught testing alongside another member of the MQB family A1 model. According to photographers, both models are spied on the winter testing in Scandinavia or, more precisely Norway. From first glance, both models are wrapped in camo, and it is hard to see what Audi is preparing to conquer the market.
The Q1 model isn’t the only new crossovers on Audi’s agenda, as the company is also putting the finishing touches on the fully-electric E-Tron model. However, we may also see a performance version of its newest SUV. If this gossip is real, the SQ1 model will join to other members like SQ2, RS Q5, and an RS Q8.
Q1 will be the smallest crossover SUV in the Audi lineup. However, still, it provides excellent comfort inside. The manufacturer will refresh the 2021 Audi Q1 cabin with more quality materials and better techs. According to officials, the Q2 model is a real example of how technology and durability may make SUV competitive.
So, the new Q1 model may borrow some elements from its bigger brother. Generally, from the latest gossip, the manufacturer will use the same Audi’s iconic Virtual Cockpit and new dual-screen infotainment system. The smallest SUV in Audi`s line will be modern inside, and it will provide two rows of seats.
Safety will be excellent, and we can expect that this model features as standard parking assist system, lane departure warning, cruise control, emergency brake, etc.
Engine and Performance
Performance-wise, the subcompact crossover 2021 Audi Q1 will be powered by a few engine options as per the latest rumors. All of the powertrains will provide exceptional performance and excellent fuel-efficient. From some gossip, the new model may use a 2.0-liter TDI engine that will be able to develop around 260 hp. Other rumored engines include three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbo petrol, a more powerful 1.5-liter unit, and a 1.6-liter diesel.
This small crossover will definitively use the same transmission as the latest Q2 model. So we can expect a dual-clutch gearbox or 7-speed dual-clutch S Tronic. Furthermore, the Quattro all-wheel system may also be available as optionally.
Some rumors circulate that will manufacturer introduce alongside the conventional engine an all-electric variant. Today, hybrid models are no longer a good option for a modern lifestyle. So, Audi will definitively open season of electric SUVs with a next-gen Audi Q1.
2021 Audi Q1 Release Date and Price
The upcoming 2021 Audi Q1 is still in the development stage. However, from the photos that we got, the new Q1 will be attractive and sporty. According to some gossip, we will see the final version in the first quartal of 2020.
As we already mentioned above, the upcoming crossover will be a luxury and techy. The manufacturer will add more standard features than in the Q2 model. So, the estimation price will be in the range between $28,000 and $35,000 for the base model.