The German Auto maker Audi being one of the best luxury car makers in the world has planned to set a new dimension in the sales market by introducing a smallest SUV in the Audis future lineup. Audi Q1 would be one of the Hybrid variants along with already shown A3 e-tron and g-tron. Audi Q1 Hybrid is expected to be based on Volkswagens e-Up and would be placed below Audi Q2.
Audi Q1 has two options of hybrid drive trains which it could be developed i,e Dual Mode Hybrid (DMH) which would be first introduced by Audi and Volkswagens Plug in Hybrid (PHEV). Audi would also obtain help from VW Engineers who have already developed XL1 which gives 111 kmpl. Audi is expected to have DMH equipped Audi Q1 Hybrid by 2017 to ensure which it has taken help from VW Engineers.
Coming to the technical specifications, Audi Q1 would be customized with a V type engine along with plans to have both petrol and diesel variants of the same. Audis DMH would feature 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine at a maximum power of 130 BHP which is mated with two electric motors, producing a combined power of 177 BHP. Audis PHEV would be powered by a 100 BHP 1.4-litre TFSI engine synchronized with an electric motor of equal power. Along with this it would also feature front ventilated brakes, rear disc brakes, 6 air bags, 3 rear seat belts, Traction control Fog lamps, Parking sensors and much more in the list. Audi is also working on the Hybrid version of the flagship model R8.
Check out the pictures of 2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept below the jump.
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