While Audi has already confirmed the arrival of the Q1 on a couple of occasions in the past, the other relevant news around this forthcoming model is that it will wear the Q2 moniker instead of the Q1. Irrespective of the badge, there is no denying that this new compact crossover will be a crucial model for Audi in a number of global markets.
Looking at the rendering, the Q2 appears quite large despite it being a sub-compact crossover model. Interestingly, the long front overhang and the distance between the wheel and the firewall is an indication of the Q2 being based on the MQB platform although not that of the A1 small car.
Design wise, the Q2 looks relatively rugged compared to the Q3 and Q5. The grille protrudes from the bumper like a nose and also sits high for an Audi Q model. Engine options, meanwhile, could be the standard 2- and 3-litre affair for both petrol and diesel-powered models.
Audi is expected to reveal the Q2 in the first quarter of this year. When launched, this new model will compete with the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman globally. As for the Indian market, the Q2 will pave way for a new breed of premium compact crossovers that are designed primarily for younger buyers. It will sit below the Q3 which is currently the most adorable model from Audi’s crossover/SUV range.