The MQB for the transversely installed engines allows a flexible platform, where only the distance between the accelerator and the Wheel center is set in front. The MQB A0 is used in the small car segment, i.e. the Polo size, and the MQB A1 in the compact class (Golf). It goes one size bigger, the substructure, which contains the V W Tiguan is called MQB A2.
Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW SUVs MQB A0
The first model of the MQB A0 platform was Seat with the Ibiza at the start, followed by the Arona for SUVs. The Spanish SUV will hit the market at the end of 2017 and will be built together with the Q2 at the Seat plant in Martorell. The Seat Arona rolls off the line as a front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is possible with the better-powered models. Five- and six-speed transmissions and a seven-speed DSG provide the traction. The Seat Arona will then celebrate its premiere at the IAA 2017.
Audi will launch a new generation of the Q3 in 2018. Not only to keep up with the competition from Mercedes GLA and BMW X1, but also to keep the tough competition in-house under control. To do this, it still has to be clearly differentiated from the new Audi Q2. Its length increases from 4.39 to 4.45 meters, the wheelbase from 2.60 to 2.65 meters. That means more space in the interior, also because the width has increased by 5 centimeters. Since the height remains the same, the Q3 will appear more dynamic.
At Volkswagen, the VW T-Cross from the assembly line. The Polo SUV will come onto the market in 2018 and look like a small Tiguan with a length of 4.133 meters. In terms of motorization, the entry-level engine starts with the 1.0-liter three-cylinder and ends with the two-liter turbo in the GTI - at least at the VW Polo engine donor.
T-Cross or Arona wear a Skoda badge , so is the model name 'Polar' on the tailgate. It will be launched in 2019 and its name is not yet fixed. After all, the Czechs let him protect themselves. As Skoda Polar, the SUV replaces the station wagon version of the upcoming Fabia.
VW T-Roc, Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq on MQB A1
In the A1 expansion stage, Audi is left out with the Q5. The Ingolstadt based on the modular longitudinal construction kit (MLB). Seat also rushes forward here. The Ateca is already on the market, one X-Perience and a sporty FR version optimized for off-road are also already available. The 290 hp Cupra edition is already in the making, The first Erlkönige have already been spotted.
At Volkswagen, the Golf SUV, T-Roc, is rolling into the public eye at the IAA. We have also caught the model undisguised.
The VW T-Roc has a trunk volume of 4.30 meters and 412 liters. Its ground clearance is 15 millimeters more than the Golf. All-wheel drive is set, as is a bad road chassis with adjustable dampers. Large wheels adorn the wheel arches and DSG or a six-speed manual transmission manage the traction. On the engine side, it starts with the 1.0-liter three-cylinder with 115 hp, followed by the 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 150 hp and the two-liter turbo with output levels between 190 and 400 hp. Indeedthe 400 PS GTi version has not yet been determined.
Then the only thing missing from the list of three MQB A1 SUV models is the Skoda Karoq . It will also come onto the market at the end of 2017 and should be a bit larger compared to its competitors. He is 4.382 meters long., The Yeti II has increased by more than 10 centimeters in length, by 3 centimeters in width and by 4 centimeters in height compared to its predecessor. All-wheel drive is available as an option. The 1.4-liter TSI with 125 to 150 hp and diesel engines between 115 and 150 hp are available as engines.
The MQB A2 is Kodiaq, Tiguan and the Seat 'Vigo'
The largest MQB SUVs only have a triad of VW, Seat and Skoda. The VW Tiguan and its big brother Allspace are just like the Skoda Kodiaq already on the market. The latter already has an off-road version “Scout” and a sporty “Sportline”, and a coupé is also to come. When? 2019. But there was already a first outlook on Shanghai Auto Show with the Vision E .
And what comes from Seat? Well, of course the Spaniards also build an MQB-based SUV. His name? Is not yet clear. Possible names could be 'Seat Formentor', 'Seat Barna', 'Seat Formentera', 'Seat Vigo' or 'Seat Mallorca', all of which Seat has recently registered. One thing is certain, however: The Seat Vigo will be launched in 2018 and will be offered as a 5 and 7-seater, the basic version only with front-wheel drive