Audi has no plans for a Volkswagen Up! version, considering Audi Q1 SUV

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Volkswagen Up! minicar is one of the most anticipated subcompact vehicles but Audi has no interest in developing its own versions, according to¬†Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said. Reports have long speculated that Audi is working on its own version of the Up! – internally known as “AO.”

“I cannot imagine that we will have a new model below our current A1 entry-level car,” Stadler told Automotive News Europe.

Stadler said that he still sees potential in the Q lineup of SUVs. Following the Audi Q5, the Volkswagen luxury brand has confirmed a smaller Q3. Stadler said that while the company has not reached a final decision, they are also considering a smaller SUV that could be named the Q1.

Audi currently has 37 model variants and has plans to extend that number to 42 by 2015.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News Europe