2020 Audi Q1 a Brand-New Subcompact SUV for US Buyers

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It was just a matter of time when will Audi launch the smaller crossover than Q3. So, it is Q1 and the subcompact SUV arrives as the 2020 year model. The model is going to appear in the US and Canada, and this vehicle will be the main rival to BMW X1. Dimensions of the 2020 Audi Q1 are the smallest in the entire family, and it also carries a lower price tag. Finally, fans can expect it to see as a hybrid.

The 2020 Audi Q1 is going to be quite a refresh in the crossover segment. This kinds of vehicles are taking 42 percent of sales of passenger cars in the US. So, there is no surprise why companies are so aggressive in the market. Wide offers will bolster their chances to sell products. But, with such heritage Audi has, any new model is drawing a lot of attention. Good start for Q1. We will see how buyers are going to react.

2020 Audi Q1

2020 Audi Q1 Engine

Under the bonnet of the 2020 Audi Q1 will be an economical and fuel-friendly powertrain. It is still early to speculate what kind of unit the subcompact crossover is going to take. But, we can guarantee that Q3 will carry the larger engine.

Early rumors are reporting about three- and four-cylinder mills. Turbochargers are almost certain, whether Audi decides to go with 1.0-l or 1.5-liter TFSI units. Nevertheless, the company also considering a diesel engine for North America. A 1.6-liter TDI would be a perfect choice. Even if it doesn’t happen in US and Canada, fans across the ocean will have it in their dealerships.

A six-speed manual transmission completes the drive system. Optionally, we can pick S-tronic automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard as well, while the 2020 Audi Q1 will offer an AWD at buyer’s choice.

2020 Audi Q1 engine


The whole car industry is going towards electrification. So, there is no surprise why many enthusiasts already speak about 2020 Audi Q1 hybrid. Not impossible, especially when we can hear stories about other models coming soon in this variant. Well, probably the flagship SUV, Audi Q5, will start the whole new chapter. By the time when Q1 arrives, we suppose there will be even more hybrids from the German company.

Audi Also Prepares the SQ1

We can compare the 2020 Audi Q1 with Q2 crossover available for European buyers. However, we still don’t have a performance-oriented version. It will come together with SQ1 in 2020. According to first info, it will use a 2.0-liter engine also used by S3 sedan.

2020 Audi Q1 teaser

2020 Audi Q1 Price and Competition

The brand-new subcompact SUV will surprise many with its high price. The larger crossover, Q3 costs from $33,000. The Q2 in Europe converted to USD has a similar price. That makes us think that the 2020 Audi Q1 is going to cost just a bit lower. However, it is still better than BMW X1 that starts just under $35,000. Jaguar E-Pace goes even more, while the Q1 could be on par with Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. For less money, buyers can opt for Infiniti Q30.


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