New Audi A2 in the Works, Electric Version Planned
"There's clearly room for another product and another concept between the A3 and A1," he was quoted as saying by Autonews.
Although there are no official details on the new A2 range, several German publications are speculating that the car could be released by 2014, with a potential US debut still considered.
Back in 2009, when speaking about a possible return of the A2 nameplate, R&D chief Michael Dick said the car will "be recognisable as an A2 but very different from the old car”, with the car mostly designed within the company. “We will not make the same mistake as with the first A2 and do it all by ourselves,” he said.
“We also want to build an electric version straight away. That has consequences. At the moment you think up a car and make it electric afterwards. With that car [the A2], things go the other way around," Michael Dick said at that time when speaking about the electric version. It will be "at least as big as the A1, but with a different body style," as Dick explained.
“It would have to be different from the VW and would clearly have to be premium. We are looking with interest to Toyota and what it is doing with the iQ. It also wants to be premium.”