• Mar 10, 2006

It won't be long now... Audi is reworking their revolutionary yet spendy (and slow-selling) A2 into a more conventional, fashion-forward MINI fighter. Word 'round the campfire is that the littlest Audi will be a steel-bodied proposition screwed to parent Volkswagen's Polo platform, a front-wheel-drive vehicle.

Audi Chairman Martin Winterkorn promises the next A2 by 2008, and is going so far as to predict that the A2 will posess iconic style, which may be something of a stretch if styling resembles that of the company's (admittedly attractive) Shooting Brake concept from the Tokyo Motor show.

All of which begs the question: will the A2 be sold in America, and if so, will VW further leverage their Polo platform by bringing it Stateside as well?

[Source: AutoWeek]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't know why this news spreads now throught the car sites, it's really old news.
      You just missed it due to your strongly focussed motor show reports.

      Here is more:
      http://www.germancarblog.com/2006/02/audi-a2-successor-confirmed.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      That grill is tons better than what has been placed on the front of the new models...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder how much horsepower it will have. I definetly like the way it looks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a prototype for a Stormtrooper helmet (from Star Wars).
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't know why this news spreads now throught the car sites, it's really old news.
      You just missed it due to your strongly focussed motor show reports.
      Here is more:
      http://www.mph-online.com/web/spyphotos/0037
      • 8 Years Ago
      As a standalone car, that's quite nice, but a MINI competitor it is not.

      MINI = adorable.
      This thing = pissed off little demon.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The grill looks great... without the license plate.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I REALLY hope VAG decides to import the Polo to the US.