Audi is rapidly expanding its crossover range, with the Q3 recently joining the Q5 and Q7, not to mention the BMW X6-rivaling Q6 that's in the pipeline. But now, according to Auto Express, Audi is working on an entry-level Q2 crossover that would take on the likes of the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman.
Auto Express has come up with a rendering of the Q2 (pictured right, click to see the full deal), which we'll reportedly see in concept form sometime in the next 12 months, and – surprise, surprise – it looks like a sportier Q3 or, more to the point, a high-riding A1. Because of its small size, powertrains will likely be plucked out of the A1 range, meaning a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four and a 1.6-liter diesel four will be offered.

Audi will also reportedly take a cue from Mini with the Q2 launch, encouraging owners to personalize their small CUVs in a number of ways. According to the report, buyers will be able to opt for contrasting roof and mirror colors, as well as different-colored major interior trim bits, including the seats and steering wheel.

The Q2 will ride on the same MQB architecture that is set to underpin the full range of Volkswagen Group small cars. That said, Auto Express reports that the Q2 will launch before the rest of the small cars are facelifted in 2014.


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      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's see if I have this straight...according to Autoblog: *Mercedes' GLA is going to compete with the BMW X1 *Mini's Paceman is going to compete with the Evoque *Audi's Q2 is planning to compete with the Nissan Juke
      stclair5211
      • 2 Years Ago
      That front end is getting old!!! We get it Audi. Big grill, squiggly LEDs around the lights. Yawn.
      Eta Carinae
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't wait til Audi has to refresh all of these "niche" vehicles and there design starts to fall apart.........I can hardly tell the differences between the Audi that are out now........the next generations are going to be bland diluted version of the same car over and over again.......lance.b
        Jason Allen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        I'd say that what you fear has already happened and most people love the look. As others have said it's being copied by many other car makers and those designs get praise more than panned.
      Muttons
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes, Audi definitely needs 5 SUVs each one a tiny bit bigger than the next.
        ThomasP
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Muttons
        like Ford, Toyota, Mercedes, Nissan, and BMW? Why not?
      Radioactive Flea
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like the Nissan Juke needs a competitor. I have seen one on the road.
      Twittavelli
      • 2 Years Ago
      Audi is the best hands down like 6:30
      David J. Bernstein
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the new Audi design direction. Their cars are elegant and futuristic and they age gracefully.
        4540flossy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @David J. Bernstein
        Isn't the new Audi styling direction the same as the old Audi styling direction? The only reason they age gracefully is that a 2002 Audi looks exactly like a 2012 Audi...
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think this is a much better idea than the Q3. It would probably compete with my Countryman All4.
        David J. Bernstein
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Huh? Now you drive a Countryman? Last week you owned a 968, no wait, a 911 or 993. What are you going to drive next week? A Vanquish?
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David J. Bernstein
          I mentioned on several much older articles that I drive a Countryman. I've had it since last year. Don't think that I'm some 14 year old with no life talking about how he owns a 458 Italia and a Veyron. I actually own a Countryman, and I am 35, not 14. You might be thinking about the 911 GT3 aticle in which I talked about owning a 1995 964 or whatever. That was a little bit of a joke on my part....it was to see if Autobloggers can spot an obvious troll, and also to see if a relatively minor troll like what I did gets called out, while people like ___I___ can troll away for months and not get caught untill a very, very long time.
        Sj027
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Agreed, David. If you watch this Justin character, he always ever so slightly changes his stories. Some days he has a Dodge Charger SRT8...some days he has a Mini Countryman, some days he is French, most days he is anti-American, but lives in New York (what is with these anti-American trolls from Europe living in the US like Bloke?) 90% of the people who comment on here don't brag about the money they make, the education they have, etc, we are here because we are car crazy. However, there are a select few that seem to want to boast their affluence virtually, and anonymously. (Notice Justin has never posted an actual picture of himself on that Twitter account?) Red flag there too.
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          Wow, a lot of disbelief about a person you have never met in person. Please don't act as if you know me in real life. 1) Do you know how hard it is to make a fake Twitter account? It is a long process, and you need to reveal quite a bit of personal information. If I was going with a fake account, it would definitely be yahoo. The reason I don't post personal pictures is frankly none of your business. 2) Did it ever occur to you that a person can have more than 1 car at once? I have a Magnum SRT8 (NOT a Charger), a Countryman All4, and an '89 911. Nothing more, nothing less. 3) I was born in France, and came to the US in high school. Justin isn't my real name, it is simply a nickname used during my college days that is still in use. I also am not anti-American in any way, though I sometimes am disgusted with some stupid Americans (usually conservatives) who make all Americans look stupid. Please don't pretend like you know me.You have never spoken a word to me in real life. It's true that I could be some messed up 12 year old living his own fantasy....but you don't know that. You have no evidence. PS.you might want to refer back to the FR-S article...it was a joke played on me by y brother......because I was the one who convinced him to get a BRZ in the first place.
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          Wow, a lot of disbelief about a person you have never met in person. Please don't act as if you know me in real life. 1) Do you know how hard it is to make a fake Twitter account? It is a long process, and you need to reveal quite a bit of personal information. If I was going with a fake account, it would definitely be yahoo. The reason I don't post personal pictures is frankly none of your business. 2) Did it ever occur to you that a person can have more than 1 car at once? I have a Magnum SRT8 (NOT a Charger), a Countryman All4, and an '89 911. Nothing more, nothing less. 3) I was born in France, and came to the US in high school. Justin isn't my real name, it is simply a nickname used during my college days that is still in use. I also am not anti-American in any way, though I sometimes am disgusted with some stupid Americans (usually conservatives) who make all Americans look stupid. Please don't pretend like you know me.You have never spoken a word to me in real life. It's true that I could be some messed up 12 year old living his own fantasy....but you don't know that. You have no evidence. PS.you might want to refer back to the FR-S article...it was a joke played on me by y brother......because I was the one who convinced him to get a BRZ in the first place.
      ThomasP
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish this had a more daring design. Like Audi ID concentrated.
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ThomasP
        this is just some montage made by autoweek...nothing audi has had their hands on
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ThomasP
        Audi isn't daring, not with production models...but who knows, maybe they'll surprise us. This is just an artists' render, not an official pic.
          ThomasP
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Snark
          With lower-end, lower profit models you can afford to be; Audi especially. Not sure why I am getting downvoted for saying this. People disagree?
      BigFire
      • 2 Years Ago
      At the prices Audi charges, I highly doubt it.
      jaimeheac
      • 2 Years Ago
      Buick Encore/Opel Mokka VS Audi Q2 = Opel Corsa/Chevrolet Sonic VS Audi A1
      MacProMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's MINI not Mini Ewing
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