The smallest SUV in the brand’s line-up, the Q2 will be aimed at a younger driver, rumours suggest customisable graphics and/or body panels may be options a la Citroen DS3, but nothing is confirmed yet browse around this website.
The Q2 will be based on the MQB platform that underpins the A3 as this platform is highly configurable which paves the way for use on future models, the Q2 being the first product from Audi design boss Marc Lichte, who came from VW in late 2013 to replace Wolfgang Egger
Given the Audi’s recent acquisition of the Q2 and Q4 trademarks from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, that seems the most likely name and would correspond with statements from R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg last September, but this vehicle was originally going to be named the Q1 according to an official Audi press release but that seems to have changed since this deal with the Fiat group.
Entry-level models will get front-wheel drive as standard, with top-spec cars using quattro all-wheel drive. It’ll be available only as a five-door, and will be significantly shorter than the Q3. A three-door Q2 was considered, but sources suggest it’s since been dropped.
It seems likely we won’t have to wait until the first press day for Geneva to find out exactly what the Q2 will look like, but you can be pretty sure it will resemble the other SUVs in Audi’s range – only smaller.
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