Audi planning a Q2 entry-level SUV

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 13, 2012

Tired of all the Q3, Q5 or Q7 models? Well, you’d better prepare as Audi is going to build a new entry-level SUV dubbed Q2. Set to make its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in the concept for, the new Audi Q2 will make its debut on the market in 2015 and will take on the MINI Countryman.

According to Autocar, the new vehicle will receive company’s new transverse-engine MQB platform, used also by the third-generation Audi A3. Compared with the smaller Audi A1, the Q2 is with 200mm longer than company’s smaller model. Sources also said that the second-generation Skoda Yeti might use the MQB platform too.

Regarding the Audi Q2 design, a source said that the small SUV will be influenced by the 2010 Quattro Concept and by Volkswagen’s new CrossCoupe Concept.

If the concept version is expected this September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the production version is expected to arrive by 2015, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Q2 will be powered by petrol and diesel engines, while a performance-oriented version using the new 2.0-litre turbo EA888 engine, which will debut on the next-generation Golf GTI, is also planned.

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