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Audi Confirms New Q1 Mini SUV To Be Produced From 2016

Wed, 04 Dec 2013

GERMAN premium car maker Audi has announced plans to launch a new, small SUV in 2016 called the Q1.

Slotting in below the firm’s existing Q3 model, its hoped the Q1 will help make a significant contribution to the company’s ongoing growth and will strengthen its international competitiveness as it expands into new markets and more countries.

As an illustration of the company’s desire to expand, by 2020 its product range will have grown from the current 49 models to more than 60, and will reach total unit sales of more than two million cars each year.

Crucially, the decision to produce the new model will help to boost the capacity at the main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany over the long term. At this site, Audi produces the A3 and A3 Sportback and the A4/A5 family.

There’s currently no word on the details of the Q1, but it’s likely that it will be offered with a range of petrol and diesel engines plus Audi’s trademark all-wheel drive system alongside various front-drive variants.

By By Press Association reporters