Have you heard that the German gigant, Audi, announced that in their 10-year-schedule stands that they’re planning until the 2020, to launch 10 brand new vehicles? The 2017 Audi Q1 presents, certainly, the first one, but all in all that’s will be pretty hard to conduct into reality. Although, it may be a bit easier, the folks from this utterly famous and worldwide praised German car manufacturer, count theirs “RS” and “S” variants as a brand new model.
Snap back to the masterfully crafted Audi Q1! It presents, in fact, an all-new model from Audi’s Q series and one of the smallest SUV, being available on the car markets, these days. Due to that, it’s quite reasonable why it’s called “baby SUV”.
In order to fill you with some relevant information, regarding this particular vehicle, we wrote this blog post! Please, read it until its end.
Interior and Exterior of Audi Q1
When we take an initial glance to this tiny SUV, the very first thing that catches our eye is that this vehicle is ingeniously crafted. It, simply, has it all, that’s the main reason why become so popular among the buyers for a very short period of time.
The 2017 Audi Q1 is pleasant to an eye and has that “something” characteristic of all the Audi vehicles. Maybe it’s because it leaves a strong first impression, or perhaps it has some kind of a cheeky-cool attitude which enchants and simply mesmerizing.
As for the interior, it remains quite spacious with more than enough room to accommodate up to five grownups of an average size, to sit quite comfortable, providing just enough legroom and headroom.
When it comes to the materials being used, all the seats are wrapped noting but the most quality leather and the main dashboard are in fully made of a high quality plastic, which doesn’t leave ugly, dirty and greasy fingerprints after its usage.
When looking from outside, it’s crystal clear that the 2017 Audi Q1 presents a bold mix between the ordinary coupe and the strong and capable SUV. But, the very tricky part and some sort of a challenge for the Audi’s engineers will be not to overload this “baby SUV” with the heavy and unnecessary tech equipment, if they desire to keep this stunning SUV in the lower weight category.
Audi Q1 Engine
It, quite, long has been the subject of speculation which (and what capabilities) engines would be placed under the hood of this irresistible small crossover.
Whether it will be gasoline or diesel engines or, perhaps a hybrid one. Finally, the Audi’s engineers officially confirmed the exact range of the available powertrains.
The list looks something like this: The very first (out of the four) petrol engines will be the smallest- a 1.0-liter TSI one, which strength has been estimated at 116 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque.
Slightly bigger and more potent will be a 1.4-liter four-cylinder, which, the most likely, will be available and for the U.S market, too.
It is planned to be able to generate around 140 horsepower and to deliver approximate around a 185 lb-ft of torque, at the same unit of time.
The third one is planned to be a 1.8-liter TFSI that will be capable to pump up to 180 horsepower and 205 lb-ft of torque. And, the final petrol engine, which will be the most potent one- a 2.0-liter TFSI that is intended to be more than able to develop the strength of an amazing 230 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
As for the available transmission choices for the 2017 Audi Q1 concerns, it is planned to include a 6-speed manual, which will be the standard, and either VW’s new 10-speed DSG or 7-speed automatic transmission as optional.
When it comes to available driving modes- the front wheel drive will remain to be some kind of a standard one, while all-wheel drive will be offered as an optional, too.
2017 Audi Q1 Release Date and Price
Masterfully crafted, the 2017 Audi Q1 has, already, had its premiere at this year’s Detroit Motor Show. Its general sale is scheduled for the summer months of this year.
Although official prices have not been revealed yet, it is expected to stay in the range between $20,000- $35,000.