“There’s clearly room for another product and another concept between the A3 and A1,” Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said on the sidelines of the Geneva auto show.Michael Dick, Audi’s board member for technology, said in an interview that the company’s push to add electric variants will play a role with the next-generation A2 “in the near future.”The German media have reported that the A2 is expected by 2014.
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has through, already confirmed that a likely model between the A3 and the new A1. The Audi A2 will not directly use fossil fuels, according to a report by Autocar. Instead, a fully electric vehicle that will compete with the upcoming front-wheel drive BMW car Megacity of 2013 and the Mercedes-Benz equivalent type.Although the previous A2 whose output over five years ago was put on hold, it was constructed of aluminum and had an aluminum space frame, the next version comes back in the traditional steel construction, this is due to the relatively high cost of aluminum production .In terms of styling, the car is expected to last a number of its ground lines take over the design and style of today follow.
Audi A2- Coming in 2013- Electric version first- multimedia solutions like in the Audi A1- navigation system on par with Audi A8- playing audio and video DVDs
Audi is reviving the A2 supermini in its quest to become the world’s number one premium car maker. Although not a commercial success, the original A2 was a car ahead of its time, with pioneering packaging and lightweight technology – and the new 2013 A2 will tread a similar path. \\The zero-emission version, which features a 60bhp electric motor, a single-speed transmission and a pack of lithium-ion energy cells, is claimed to have a driving range of 60 miles.In a second step, the A2 will likely be offered with a still-to-be-defined hybrid drivetrain. Also under preparation are a new family of three-cylinder engines with displacements of between 1.1 and 1.2 litres and with power outputs stretching from 60 to 75bhp.