Audi will send to the market a new A2 model in 2008, codenamed Au250.The old premium supermini will be succeeded by a Mini-chaser,because Audi targets Mini Cooper with its new model.
With sales of premium small cars on the rise across Europe, it appears that the plans for a replacement have now been accelerated.
Audi will almost certainly replace the costly aluminium space frame with conventional construction.
Based on the platform of the Volkswagen Polo (Known internally as PQ25), the new A2 will change the front wheel drive with Audi’s trademark Quattro All Wheel Drive system along with an optional turbocharger.
The new baby-Audi defer much from the original A2, that was monovolume.This should include more aggressive styling with the shooting brake-shape, as well as the company’s now trademark large trapezoidal grill.
The Audi Shooting Brake Concept presented in Tokyo Motor Show, is the key to Audi’s new model.
The new structure will recive lighter suspension components from the parent company,Volkswagen.
Rumored engines include improved versions of the existing 1.6-litre four-cylinder FSI petrol and 1.4-litre three-cylinder TDi with a new six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission.