Audi’s smallest crossover has been spotted conducting winter testing ahead of next year’s launch as the “Q2.”
Whether you like small or big crossovers, Audi has you covered with its Q family that is about to grow next year with the Q2’s arrival. The smallest high-riding model ever from Ingolstadt has started winter testing and once again it’s dressed in a lot of camouflage to hide an overly familiar design. This will be yet another MQB-based model and will come as standard with a front-wheel drive layout, but quattro is going to be offered on the more expensive versions.
Given the architecture, it’s not really a secret what will power the Audi Q2 as it will be available with an assortment of three- and four-cylinder gasoline and turbodiesel engines. There are some rumors indicating a 300-hp 2.0 TFSI motor taken from the TTS & S3 to power a range-topping RS Q2. In addition, a plug-in hybrid setup will likely be offered to those looking for something more frugal. Sources close to Audi have also suggested there is going to be an SQ2 high-performance diesel with a bi-turbo 2.0 derived from the Passat, but we’re not entirely sure it will happen.
Audi has already announced the Q2 will show up in Geneva in March, so deliveries should begin in the second half of 2016.