Audi’s alpha-numerical line-up for its ’A family’ is giving birth to a new model in a few weeks at the Frankfurt Motor Show. At this rate, the German automaker will only need to come out with an A9 and an A10 to complete numbers 1-10. But that’s neither here nor there because the first order of business is the newest member of the family, the A2 Concept.

As a pure electric concept study, the reborn Audi A2 leaves behind its previous incarnation as a small MPV and is turned into a five-door hatchback - one that’s actually smaller than the A1. Full details behind the A2 Concept will be released at the Frankfurt Motor Show but from the information we have, it doesn’t appear that the A2 Concept will be made entirely out of aluminum, which was one of the main characteristics of the car’s old model.

A few other things we found out about the A2 Concept is that it will come with a flat interior floorboard, four individual seats, a center console attached to the driver’s seat, and a rear console that extends forward between the two rear seats. The concept will also come with what appears to be a "powerful electric drive system for agile performance and long range."

That last part comes from Audi themselves so until we know more about the car, we’re going to have to take their word for it. Not that the wait should be long since Frankfurt is just around the corner.

UPDATE 01/02/13: Any hope we had of seeing a production version of the Audi A2 Concept has been sniffed out after Audi announced the cancellation of the model in light of slowing global interest in electric vehicles. That’s all she wrote, fellas. Too bad, too, because we actually were excited to see how the production model of the A2 Concept would have turned out.


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  (776) posted on 12.21.2011

This concept is absolutely a very interesting vehicle! I’m so excited to determine if what are the technologies that this one can offer. Moreover, I am hoping that it is not an electric car.

  (647) posted on 10.4.2011

Very highly innovative car. Very elegant and elevated design. Having this surely attract people and give an eye-catching attention to the extent to really look what’s on it. Very pleasure and distinct.

  (463) posted on 09.21.2011

The initial image of this concept is quite impressive and looks so fabulous. I’m intrigue if what will be the final outlook of this one. When will be the debut of this?

  (377) posted on 09.19.2011

I bet this one will caught lots of attention on Frankfurt Motor Show. This one will be a big success for Audi. I love the looks of this one, seems so interesting! smiley

  (256) posted on 09.16.2011

I would really love the final output of this A2 concept of Audi. They are right it is an interesting car. I can’t wait for another updated news on it.

  (474) posted on 09.12.2011

It is really an intriguing concept! I bet that everyone are so excited about this concept and it seems that it had a promising interior features. I’m so excited about it.

  (830) posted on 09.12.2011

The A2 concept was very genuinely luxurious, looking forward to see the actual launch of Audi’s latest design.

  (377) posted on 09.7.2011

I would surely wait for the final design and outlook of this A2 concept, among all concept cars that I saw today this one had the most intriguing design.

  (306) posted on 09.6.2011

Whoa! the initial design that this car had is already impressive! I would really wait for this one, when will be the next issue of your news on this concept?

  (415) posted on 09.5.2011

I’ll wait on the real outlook of this A2 Concept, it intrigues me so much! It seems that it is very a sophisticated and luxurious car, I bet this one will surely caught lots of attention.

  (328) posted on 09.5.2011

Well, I really like the initial design of the car. I bet Audi will be adding more add-ons for the vehicle. I was a bit curious on how come they have said that this vehicle would produce a high speed performance? I hope to read more updates on this one.

  (342) posted on 09.5.2011

This was the topic over the weekend. I really can’t appreciate the beauty of the car since its just a sketch. However, for a electric vehicle, I like the sportiness of the vehicle. And aside from its design, I was thinking on what engine that they are going to use here.

  (30) posted on 09.3.2011

It just 4 door A1...

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