Archive for May, 2010
For fans of the Audi A2, you’ll be happy to know that the model is slated to make its comeback in 2012. Due to high demand, the second-generation Audi A2 will also be more affordable. The vehicle will be manufactured with conventional steel monocoque which is based on the A1 model. This will replace the aluminum spaceframe of the original A2.
With the lower priced model, the new Audi A2 will be rivaling front drive Mercedes-Benz and BMW models. When it comes to style, though, details of the A2 will be retained. While it’s still unconfirmed, the car is expected to have a tall, one-box design. The new A2 will probably also showcase sleek, narrow tracks, just like its predecessor.
Audi Chairman Rupert Stradler confirmed that the company’s priority is to release an electric-drive version of the A2. He said that it’s possible for the company to use the A1 e-tron range extender set-up on the new model. Meanwhile, more conventional versions of the model will be given ranges of 4-cylinder diesel and petrol engines. These engines are also available in the A1 model.