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Mike Stevens | Dec, 03 2013 | 0 Comments


Audi has revealed it will soon introduce a new compact SUV below the small Q3, at last confirming reports that stretch back to 2010.

As expected, the new model will be known as the Q1, and production is set to begin at Audi's Ingolstadt plant in 2016.

Audi has yet to confirm when it will reveal the A1's jacked-up twin, although next year's Geneva Motor Show is a likely venue.

Don't expect to see the final production Q1 that soon however, with a concept version - teased here in official new artwork - set to preview the new model first.

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

The above sketch, released today, also offers a first official look at the new SUV-specific styling language that Audi has been hinting at for some time.

Speaking with Britain's Autocar recently, Audi Group design boss Wolfgang Egger said that the brand's new Q models will debut a '3D' grille design, similar in concept to the Crosslane's snout.

Today's sketch hints at a deeper and more open grille design, with louvres that project out and away from the frame - rather than sitting flush with the bezel, as with current Audi models.

Audi's big new Q7 SUV will feature a similar design, as revealed in TMR's recent spy photos.

Above: Audi's next Q7 will wear a similar '3D' grille design.
Above: Audi's next Q7 will wear a similar '3D' grille design.

And although only a teaser image, this new drawing also reveals a new and more angular design that builds on the styling introduced with last year's Crosslane concept.

Technical details for the Q1 are still to be revealed, although it is believed that most of the range - if not all models - will ride on a front-wheel-drive platform.

Recent reports claim the Q1 will come in at 3800mm long, making it around 500mm shorter than the Q3 - and even 150mm shorter than the already tiny A1 hatch.

Expect the Q1 to share its powertrains with the A1 and Polo, and watch for a performance-focused SQ1 model to eventually headline the range.

Above: the 2012 Crosslane concept.
Above: the 2012 Crosslane concept.

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