Brace yourself, the Audi SQ2 is rumoured to be on its way to join the Audi RS Q3 and open the door to the world of hotted up micro-SUV’s.
The Audi Q2 may not yet be on showroom floors but already rumours are rife with news that Audi are set to release an SQ2 powered by Volkswagen/Audi’s MQB 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder from the Golf R with the possibility that there may even be an RS Q3 featuring Audi’s legendary 5-cylinder turbocharged engine- we like this idea; we like it a lot.
UK magazine Auto Express first reported news of a possible SQ2 talking to Audi’s Board member for Technical Development, Stephan Knirsch, who confirmed it is definitely something Audi are looking into, admitting that implementing the engine from the Audi S3 would be relatively easy given that the Q2 is effectively a raised version of the A3.
Audi has already confirmed six different engine options for the Q2 with a range of petrol and diesel options from a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine all the way up to the top of the range 2.0L MQB platform engine that will offer similar power to the Volkswagen GTI.
The Q2 is not due for release in Australia until late 2016/early 2017 so don’t expect to see an S version of the baby-SUV for another 12-18 months.