A new report indicates Audi initially wanted to use the "Q2" name for their entry-level crossover but FCA refused to sell the rights to use the name so they had no other way but to use "Q1".

A new report indicates Audi initially wanted to use the “Q2” name for their entry-level crossover but FCA refused to sell the rights to use the name so they had no other way but to use “Q1”.

Earlier this month we found out Audi wanted to buy the “Q2” and “Q4” names from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) but without any success and now a new report says the already confirmed “Q1” was originally called “Q2” but since FCA didn't want to sell the name, Audi had to think of something else. The Ingolstadt-based automaker apparently contacted FCA and offered a "significant" amount of money to buy the Q2 designation, according to an Audi source while representatives of FCA told Automotive News Europe they were never contacted by Audi about the name issue.

It's the same story with the FCA-owned "Q4" name as Audi wanted to use the moniker for a new sporty-looking crossover but now they plan on using TTQ for what will essentially be a production version of the TT offroad concept.

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