According to a report coming from UK, Audi has plans to introduce a new city car in 2019 that will mostly target the young crowd.
The model is apparently being envisioned as a spiritual successor of the A2 and is expected to be less than 157.4 inches (four meters) long. It doesn’t have a name yet, but Audi will slot this underneath the A1 and will sell it in both three- and five-door guises. The model is being developed at home in Ingolstadt, Germany and will use a modified version of the New Small Family platform that has underpinned the up!, Mii and Citigo trio.
Audi will likely introduce an electric version in the same vein as the VW e-up!, but that might come later during the model’s life cycle. Interestingly, Audi is also thinking about a rugged derivative with a jacked up suspension and more plastic body cladding for a potential allroad model, but honestly that seems unlikely at this point.
In terms of power, the smallest Audi is rumored to receive a newly developed turbocharged three-cylinder, 1.0-liter engine of undisclosed output. Diesel and hybrid versions have been ruled out and there likely won’t be a quattro all-wheel drive setup available, hence our reluctantly towards the allroad version.
The conventionally-powered Audi city car is expected to cost around $22,600 (£15,500) whereas the electrified version will rise to $36,500 (£25,000) before incentives.
Note: 2011 Audi A2 EV concept pictured