The next-generation Audi A2 will hit the roads in early 2015 after a platform has now been found.
Like the previous generation, sold in Europe between 1999 and 2005, the new A2 is thought to be a tallish practical hatch that will sit between the A1 and A3 models in Audi’s lineup. It will also feature aluminum in its construction, but this time only for its body and not its platform as well. In this way Audi will be able to keep the car at a reasonable pricetag, solving one of the biggest issues of its expensive predecessor.
The new platform for the car will reportedly be the low-cost and flexible Modular Querbaukaste (MQB) being developed for the MkVII Volkswagen Golf and destined to spawn a host of other models including the next-generation Audi A3 and now the A2 as well.