The Audi Q2 launches marketing in Europe with one goal: to become a best-selling brand and be one of the references in the segment of the crossover of contained dimensions. Produced in Ingolstadt, it measures 4.2 metres and is offered with engines TDI and TFSI with powers of between 116 and 190 hp. However, it seems that there will be at least a sport variant that will respond to the name of Audi SQ2.
Almost every time a manufacturer announces a new model in their range, the buzz about the sport versions of the new vehicle go up as the foam, and are not always very reliable. According to our companions to british Auto Express, the company of the four rings has been “SQ2” in a patent office. On the other hand, have appeared images of an Audi Q2 with sporty details rolling around the Nürburgring, indicating that the model is in its last stages of development.
What is certain is that, although crossover and sporty are not terms that match very perfectly, today has more meaning than ever the variants of the high performance of this type of urban vehicles with bodywork high. Even more so when the manufacturer is a Premium brand, because it is more eye-catching and, in theory, the client of this type of marks has a purchasing power above the average, so you could invest more money to buy the sporty, the Audi SQ2.
This source declares that it has discussed with senior officials of the brand on the Audi SQ2. “It’s something that we’re seeing. It would be relatively easy to do with MQB. The Q2 shares much with the A3, but we need to see what appetite there is for the models Q2 more expensive in the first place”; stated Stephan Knirsch.
If Audi finally carried out the project of the Audi SQ2, it would be very possible to use the four-cylinder engine and 2-liter TFSI that assemble vehicles such as the Audi S3. In this way, his power would probably be 300 hp; not bad for a crossover of little more than 4 meters.
Source – Auto Express