Audi A2 will grow in size and receive the new MQB platform

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 14, 2012

Audi has made extensive changes to the execution of its second-generation A2, moving it up from being in the supermini class into a hatch with the same size as a Golf. At the Frankfurt show last year, Audi introduced its near production-ready version, a preview of the new high-roof hatchback.

Audi chief Rupert Stadler said that this car will increase the length of the supermini concept from 3.8 meters to 4.1 meters, the length of the Volkswagen Golf. Several insiders said that because of this, it will be built on a version of the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform that’s bigger than what was initially imagined.

They also imply that the A2 production version, which is likely to come out in 2014, is taller by 60mm, going beyond the 1490mm of the concept to about 1550mm. This change comes after the concept’s styling was criticized because it didn’t offer enough load-carrying capacity.

The sources told Autocar that a disparity exists in what its engineers had envisaged and what customers find to be significant in daily use. Audi has declined to comment on rumors that the A2 will have the same underpinnings as the upcoming Q2. This is very possible, considering that they have the same basic dimensions.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Those familiar with racing know that Marco Wittmann’s win during the 2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters held last May was noteworthy as it was his second title in four seasons. In...
by - December 2, 2016
Volvo has revealed that while its products are used by a number of police organizations around the world, it will be the Swedish police that will get the first chance...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries