Excitement levels are at an all-time high in anticipation of the Audi Q2, due to be released at the end of the year, and already there is speculation surrounding Audi’s plans to release an SQ2 model soon afterwards.
The Q2 offers style and practicality with a rugged edge, the newest member of the quickly expanding Q family. The popularity of small sized SUVs has only grown over the last few years, with the Q2 bringing Audi’s signature broad-shouldered muscle to the table.
Stephen Knirsch, Audi’s Board member for Technical Development, says, ‘It would be relatively easy to do with the MQB. The Q2 shares a lot with the A3.’ The Q2 does indeed feature the same Progressive Steering system as in the S3, making the addition of that car’s four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo engine, with 296bhp and quattro four-wheel drive, the logical progression.
This exciting development in the Q2 line is however dependant on the reception of the original, according to Knirsch, who said, ‘we have to see what appetite there is for the more expensive Q2 models first.’
The 1.0 and 1.4-litre petrol or 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engine Q2s are due to arrive in the UK at the end of this year, with a 188bhp 2.0-litre petrol version being added in 2017, making the likely date for the SQ2 to be sometime in 2018.
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