Insiders managed to figure out how the new model will be called the brand from Ingolstadt.
It is learned best name for the new compact crossover Audi. As informs edition Car, the novelty can get the name of Junior.
This is a new model of Audi, which will be built on the platform MQB-A0 and share a number of components with the Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Fabia and Audi A1. Initially, the Germans planned to call a novelty Q2. However, the right to a name owned by Alfa Romeo and concern Fiat-Chrysler, Audi which banned use it for their models.
According to unofficial data, the Audi wanted to buy the rights to this designation, but this had been refused. Then, Audi decided to use the name of Junior, which was used for the sedan DKW, it is available in 60-ies. (In those days, Audi and DKW Union formed Auto Union).
“We still have time [to select the name]. But, ultimately, important product, not a label on it. We believe that small crossovers are popular and so we want to take this niche to our competitors, “- commented the decision of an unnamed senior manager Audi.
We add that the Audi Junior output is expected in the next few years.