Audi crossovers have been getting smaller with each passing year. What started with the Q7 has since downsized to the Q5, then to the Q3, and now reports coming in from Germany reaffirm speculation that Ingolstadt is preparing to go one more size down with a Q1.

The new pint-sized premium crossover would likely share the platform that underpins the Volkswagen Polo and Audi's own A1. Although the architecture has already been modified to accommodate all-wheel drive, Autobild suggests that the Q1 would be a front-drive-only affair, which might limit its appeal somewhat, but then most buyers probably wouldn't opt for all-wheel drive anyway.

Power would likely come from a range of four-cylinder engines in gasoline, diesel, hybrid and possibly even an SQ1 version with as much as 230 horsepower. The Q1 is tipped to arrive in 2016 to take on the new Mercedes-Benz GLA.


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      • 1 Year Ago
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      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope it will look like this!
      blaurge
      • 1 Year Ago
      There are no swoops and curves in this car that's for sure. I kind of like it. Although I don't go for big grills myself, it may not be so pronounced in a car this size. It almost seems retro in an 80's kind of way.
        blaurge
        • 1 Year Ago
        @blaurge
        Alas, I just saw the side views. Those wheels, no. Will the big wheel trend ever be over? It destroys what looked so good from the front.
      chrismcfreely
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fancy Juke.
      Hao Jiang
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am already waiting for audi to shrink to Q(-3) after 4 years, by that time my 5 year little kid would able to drive it.. lol...
      t6y7u8
      • 1 Year Ago
      Isn't that the same thing as that Jeep Trailhawk concept from a few years ago?
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow thats awful. And boring. Why did they even waste the material? Audi needs a new direction.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        this is enough of a new direction to keep me interested. They would be stupid to change their style too much.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sick of seeing audi's. Every single one of them is the same; there's no imagination, no passion, and certainly no emotion in the design. You can make a clean, straight-edge design without it feeling sterile, but audi has a very hard time doing that.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        at least two people with that strange opinion. Clearly you both have no idea abt good design.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        Thank you!
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the real Q1 retains the overall look and feel of this concept, Audi will have a major hit on its hands. The lines and proportions are reminiscent of the Quattro Concept...but at about 1/10th the price. It's basically a taller and much better-looking A1, which makes sense to me.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      This could actually be cool if it's an actual T-top and has a good AWD system. But the idea of a vehicle slotting below the Q3 seems a bit cheap to be an Audi.
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