The next generation of the Audi Q2 is coming to stores by the end of this year.
But, the automaker is going to keep things exciting by coming up with a SUV variant that is worth your attention.
It has been confirmed by reliable sources from the automobile industry that a spicier and performance driven Audi SQ2 is in the works. The model is likely to be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The powertrain is similar to the one used by the Audi S3 which can deliver up to 296 horsepower. The SUV will use a Quattro , similar to the one found in the SQ5 and the SQ7.
Discussing about the possibility of an Audi SQ2, Stephan Knirsch, a board member in the technical team said, “We are considering the possibility of building such a car and it is quite easy to go for one, especially with the versatile MQB platform. The new Q2 will share a lot of similarities with the A3. The only question is whether our buyers do want one. If there is good demand for the expensive SUV models like the Q2, it makes sense to go for a SQ2.”
He also said that a possible price for the Audi Q2 could be £35,000in the UK if all the customization options are checked. It will be very close in comparison to the A3 Sportback edition. If they are to confirm and build a SQ2, the possible price tag is £33,000. With very slight variation in terms of pricing, the company heads are discussing the probability if the SQ2 reduces sales of their popular, luxury variant the Q2.
An all-new progressive steering system is implemented in the upcoming Q2 SUV. The engineers at Audi hinted that more powerful powertrains could be added to the model and released as special editions in the future. A possible combination is a five-cylinder engine with the capability to deliver up to 362 horsepower. At least five different powertrain variants are being offered by the company, making it easy for buyers to pick their choice.
Sources confirmed that Audi will launch 1.0, 1.4 petrol variants along with 1.6 and 2.0-liter diesel engine powertrains. The models are all set to arrive in the UK by the end of this year while the SQ2 is set to arrive in stores by the mid of 2018. Plenty of other models are also in the pipeline.