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The upcoming 2016 Audi Q1 has been spotted testing with its production body for the first time. The compact crossover was spied a couple of months ago using a Volkswagen Tiguan body as a mule.

Built on Volkswagen Group’s versatile MQB platform, the Q1 seems to sport a large front grille that seems to be inspired by the new Q7, sharp LED headlights as well as tidy wraparound tail lights and twin exhaust setup around the back.

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Proportionally, the crossover doesn’t seem dramatically smaller than the Q3 although it appears to sit lower than the aforementioned model. Short overhangs can be seen along with aggressively raked windscreen and D-pillars.

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As for engines, the Q1 is expected to share the same engine range with the A1, with an entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 1.4- and 1.6-litre TDI units among the prospects. The compact crossover range could also welcome a performance-focused SQ1 variant with a 2.0-litre TFSI engine and a plug-in hybrid variant with the same drivetrain as the A3 e-tron.



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