Audi currently offers a Q3 , a Q5 , and a Q7 SUV in their line-up, with a Q6 in the pipeline to serve as a competitor for the BMW X6 . Now new rumors suggest that the company is already working on a new baby SUV that will be sportier than the five-door Q3.
The future Audi Q2 will be built on the MQB Group architecture and will be closer in design to the A1 . Rumors say that the new Q2 will introduce advanced LED headlight technology never before seen in small cars and that Audi will offer customers the chance to personalize the Q2 in any way they see fit.
The Q2 will be a two-door SUV featuring a front-wheel drive system as standard, but quattro four-wheel drive will be offered for the most powerful versions. Under the hood, we will see the same engines as in the A1 including a 1.4-liter direct-injection four-cylinder turbo and an efficient 1.6-liter diesel engine.
A concept version of the Audi Q2 should debut in about a year’s time, with a production version set to arrive in 2014.
UPDATE 06/14/2012: British magazine AutoCar is reporting that the first concept of the upcoming Q2 SUV will be unveiled in September at the 2012 Paris Auto Show with a production version to follow in 2015.