A predictive illustration of the 2016 Audi Q1 Hybrid shows us that it will be the smallest SUV in the diversified SUV palette. It will come with 5 doors, drawing its design from the Crosslane Coupe Concept. In addition to the upscale and good-looking model, the Audi Q1 2016 will come in a diversified platforms being gas, diesel and even hybrid powertrain variants. Here is what we know about the last one so far.
2016 Audi Q1 Hybrid Design
As earlier said, the appearance of this crossover will resemble the Crosslane Coupe Concept, shown on the photos posted within this article. While the MQB platform resembles the Q3, the exterior diverges from the usual Q appearances. This however does not mean that it will look so new to be unrecognizable. The distinctive Audi Q-line appeal with common lines and curves still remain.
The design of the new 2016 Audi Q1 Hybrid will bring a completely reinvented appearance with smoother and softer curves and this will be origin of future designs. Lightweight materials-aluminum, fiberglass and carbon fiber are put into use to improve efficiency and lower fuel consumption. The rear tire will have a diameter of 17 inches, tire profile:45, speed rating:Y, width:225 and will also be all-weather. Wolfagang Egger, the head of design ensures the Audi’s single frame grille will make it more aggressive and three dimensional.
Hybrid Engine, Specs, Fuel Economy
The powertrain will come with a variety of several engines. There will be an option of a 1.4-liter inline-four producing 140 horsepower, as well as a turbo diesel version, namely 1.4L TDI engine. Another more powerful option is the 1.8-liter inline-four unit that will be able to produce 170 horses and 184 lb-feet of torque. The most powerful of all options is going to be the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powertrain generating 230 horsepower.
For the hybrid version, the 2016 Audi Q1 Hybrid will have a 1.5-liter engine able to generate 130 hp and 148 lb-ft of twist. The engine will be paired with one of the two electric motor options. The first one gives 68 horsepower, while the second one being more powerful delivers 116 ponies. Not to forget transmission, the new Q1 will come with a 7-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox. The front wheels will be using the standard transmission. Quattro all-wheel drive is optional. This model will have a greatly reduced gas usage. Fuel economy is an impressive — 1.51 liters per 100 kilometers.
2016 Q1 Hybrid Release Date & Price
The 2016 Audi Q1 Hybrid SUV is expected to make its first appearance in the market in the fall of 2015, before a market launch in 2016. Once released, the vehicle will face a stiff competition from Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA class. The all-new small crossover for the 2016 model year will have its base price brushing up against the $25,000 mark.
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