2016 Audi Q1 hybrid

In essence, people are accustomed to seeing redesigned cars being made from smaller to bigger sizes. However, in the case of the expected 2016 Audi Q1, it will go in the opposite direction. It will be only 3.8 meters in length and it will be built on the Volkswagen Polo platform. Is shall be the smallest crossover in Audi’s Q family. Its small size appears to be a bad idea for now, but it is likely to become one of the key features in attracting prospective buyers. Its manufacturers are planning for the future by redesigning this model with a modern hip design. They are giving the 2016 Audi Q1 the much needed attention so as to expand Audi’s sports utility vehicles.

2016 Audi Q1 front

2016 Audi Q1: Redesign

The 2016 Audi Q1 will be well designed, attractive and also an upscale model which is aimed at opening the gates for other future redesigns across Audi’s Q range. This car is expected to be offered in a variety of petrol, diesel and hybrid engines. The 2016 Audi Q1 has been confirmed for production in Europe.

2016 Audi Q1 interior

2016 Audi Q1: Engine Options and Hybrid

Despite the fact that the manufacturers have not offered any information regarding the kind of motors which they will embed in this new model, there are speculations on the highly likely power trains which will be offered under the bonnet of the 2016 Audi Q1. Also, it is not possible to tell if the manufacturers will offer different engines for different regions. Nevertheless, reliable sources have pointed out the possibility of a 1.4-liter inline four which generates 140 horsepower in addition to a turbocharged 1.4 liter TDI engine. Apart from these two, there will be a more powerful engine which will be a 1.8-iter inline four with 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Again, yet another powerful engine is expected to be offered and it is likely to be a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four generating 230 horsepower. For the hybrid engine, it is said to be similar to that of the Crosslane Coupe. If so, this said engine will be a 1.5-liter unit generating 130 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. This hybrid unit will be combined with two electric motor options. The first electric motor is said to generate 68hp while the second more powerful option delivers 116 horsepower. In terms of its transmission, the 2016 Q1 will have two options namely the six speed manual and the seven speed automatic gearbox. Both transmission modes shall be connected to a standard front wheel drive. An all wheel drive is also expected in this new model.

2016 Audi Q1 rear

2016 Audi Q1: Price and Release Date

2016 Audi Q1 will be released at the Detroit Motor Show in the first quarter of 2015. This car will go on sale in the beginning of 2016. Its base price is anticipated to be around $ 26 000 for the Q1 SE petrol. If its price will be relatively close of exactly $ 25 000, it will make the Q1 a first class alternative to athletic jockeys like the Nissan Juke and the Mini Countryman. Owing to its small size, the 2016 Q1 will be a great attraction amongst the female.

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