Today we bring a speculative render of the 2017 Audi Q1 elaborated by our colleagues at OmniAuto.it.

Today we bring a speculative render of the 2017 Audi Q1 elaborated by our colleagues at OmniAuto.it.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles isn't willing to let go of the “Q2” moniker so Ingolstadt's smallest ever crossover will wear the "Q1" badge and will likely look a lot like this. The digital interpretations have been elaborated using as foundation the recent crop of spy shots showing camouflaged prototypes looking like mini second generation Q7s.

It will hit dealerships in the second half of next year as a 2017MY and will allegedly ride on a shortened variation of the MQB platform. Front-wheel drive will obviously be standard, but does in need of more traction will be able to a pay a premium for Audi's reputable quattro permanent all-wheel drive system which will be available only with the higher-end engines.

Targeting the younger audience, the Q1 will apparently carry a starting price of €25,000, so it will be way more expensive than the A1 Sportback which costs €17,800 in its domestic market. Later during the car's life cycle, an SQ1 with a twin-turbodiesel engine is expected to join the range, along with a plug-in hybrid and even a range-topping RS Q1.

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