The Ingolstadt builder has officially confirmed its intention to give rise to a model called the Q1, scheduled to go into production in early 2016. The confirmation comes from Rupert Stadler, the Audi's CEO, who said: "The new Q1 is part of the strategy to extend the range of 4x4 cars. It is developed under the transverse engine principle and will provide the entry-level in the Audi Q range". Audi unveiled the first teaser of the future model a sketch which predicts the outline of the small SUV. The development of the smallest Audi Q will take place on the same MQB modular platform of the Volkswagen Group and the engines range will be supplied by more diesel and gasoline engines currently found on little A1. A first concept version of the series is expected to emerge in a saloon car, next year. The first Audi SUV left the production line in 2006. Since then until now, in about seven years, Audi managed to sell 1.65 million SUVs of the Q range.