According to a new report, Audi is planning on delivering a new SUV model, namely the Q1, planned to tackle the booming European subcompact SUV/crossover segment.
If built, the Q1 would launch in 2016 and would be the first premium entry in the segment. Mercedes-Benz is working on a subcompact SUV that could go on sale in 2018 called the X class, according to reports.
Europe’s volume automakers are launching subcompact SUVs to capitalize on their growing popularity, following Nissan Juke’s ongoing success. Recent launches have included the Opel Mokka, Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008. VW is planning to join the segment with the Taigun.