New Audi A2 to be low CO2 specialist

When Audi introduced their first generation A2 in 1999, it was designed as highly efficient but premium small car with an aluminum space frame structure. Unfortunately the car was expensive and never sold well. For 2009 they are taking another crack at an entry level model but this time the new A2 will be more basic.

The next generation A2 is expected to share VW's subcompact platform with the Polo with a mix of gas and diesel engines. The A2 which will be built at the Brussels Belgium plant that Audi recently took over and will be Audi's low CO2 leader to help offset the likes of the A8 and RS6. If the new CAFE rules go into effect we will probably see the A2 stateside eventually.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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