2013 Audi A2 – New Audi Electric Vehicle – Automobile Magazine

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Audi is determined to the world’s number one premium and the only way the brand can reach goal is by entering new segments of the which generate plenty of volume. True, there is some potential to be drawn new niche models such as the A7 but the big numbers are created elsewhere-for by extending the A3 family (with a that should do well in the market), by getting the new A1 range on the (sales start this in Europe), and by reviving the A2.

The European-market A2 was the brand’s first try at a Its sophisticated lightweight aluminum architecture was great for fuel but it saddled the little Audi a premium price tag, and never reached expectations. being discontinued, the car’s however, has grown, and hopes are for the new version.

Contrary to popular belief, the A2 was not a car, maintains Audi Martin Winterkorn. But it was a car ahead of its Why did it not sell in large enough

Because buyers never fell in love with the and tall design. And because the high-tech aluminium spaceframe did not allow us to price the A2 sufficiently

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Next time round, are going to be different. The upcoming new A2 is out of steel, its designated engines are high-efficiency three-cylinder units, and it is of the entry-level New Small Family of Specifically, Audi intends to the Volkswagen Space Up microvan to its needs.

The Space Up is remarkably similar in to the original A2.

With this Audi will offer a efficient solution to the mobility of the modern metropolis, promises Rupert Stadler.

The new model is 146 long and can accommodate between 7 and 35 feet of luggage, sources Due in 2013, the A2 is expected to launch as a e-tron-at the opposite end of the spectrum to the 313-hp R8 e-tron earmarked for The zero-emission version, which a 60-hp electric motor by a pack of lithium-ion energy is claimed to have a driving of 60 miles.

In a second step, the A2 will be offered with a still-to-be-defined drivetrain. Also under is a new family of three-cylinder engines displacements of 1.05 (gasoline) and 1.2 (diesel), with power ranging from 60 to 75 hp.

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