Join us in the first look at the upcoming Audi A2. Interesting!
The upcoming new A2 is stamped out of steel, its designated engines are low-cost, high-efficiency three-cylinder units, and it is part of the entry-level New Small Family of cars. Specifically, Audi intends to modify the Volkswagen Space Up microvan to meet its needs. The Space Up is remarkably similar in concept to the original A2.
“With this car, Audi will offer a highly efficient solution to the mobility requirements of the modern metropolis,” promises chairman Rupert Stadler.
The new model is 146 inches long and can accommodate between 7 and 35 cubic feet of luggage, sources say. Due in 2013, the A2 is expected to launch as a battery-powered e-tron-at the opposite end of the spectrum to the mighty 313-hp R8 e-tron earmarked for 2011. The zero-emission version, which features a 60-hp electric motor powered by a pack of lithium-ion energy cells, is claimed to have a driving range of 60 miles.