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Like the previous generation of the car, 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.
As for its platform, Audi will utilize the 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.
Audi A2 1999-2005
Unfortunately, the very cool Wankel rotary hybrid drivetrain of the original A1 e-tron concept, a vehicle thought to be a preview of the new A2, has been ditched, most likely due to cost restrictions. Nevertheless, the Audi A2 should give BMW’s upcoming i3 a run for its money when it arrives in early 2015.
No word on whether this A2 will be offered in the U.S. but by the time 2015 arrives, anything is possible.