Despite the new Q2 will going on sale before fall, the SUV boom has had Audi officials looking into the possibility of adding a hotter version.
An “S” variant is, by the company’s own admission, feasible and is very likely to be launched at some point in the near future.
“It is something we’re looking at. It would be relatively easy to do with MQB. The Q2 shares a lot with the A3, but we have to see what appetite there is for the more expensive Q2 models first“, Board Member for Technical Development, Stephan Knirsch, told AutoExpress.
The 2.0-liter turbo four of the facelifted S3 is rated at 310 HP, which is more than enough for the baby crossover.
Nevertheless, there is talk about an even hotter variant of the Q2, which will carry the RS logo. This isn’t the first time when such a model is brought into discussion, instead of the S3’s engine, as previously reported, it could use the 2.5-liter five-cylinder of the RS3.
If everything goes as planned and the two beefed-up versions of the Q2 will get the thumbs up for production, then expect the SQ2 to debut around 2018, eventually followed by the more powerful RS Q2.