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Audi hints at whipping up an SQ2 hot-crossover





6 June 2016


Audi Q2

The Audi Q2 has been under much scrutiny following the model’s announcement earlier in the year. Some observant car fans even went as far as calling it a bumped-up Polo.

Now, though, the German marque is considering whipping up a performance crossover version called the SQ2.

According to Dr. Stefan Knirsch, the suited man responsible for Audi’s Technical Development wing, it would be ‘relatively easy’ to create this performance warrior cloaked in crossover paraphernalia.

This is thanks to the flexible MQB platform which performs service on various Volkswagen and Audi models.

According to Motor1.com, there is a strong probability that the SQ2 crossover will be powered by the same four-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbo-breather engine found in the Audi S3.

With the S3 engine fitted, the SQ2 will produce 206 kW of power and 380 Nm of turning power.

It is estimated that if the SQ2 ever reaches the production phase, prices will rocket over the R700 000 mark.

Auto Express has reported that Audi insiders have hinted at the RS3 engine making its way into the engine bay.

The five-cylinder screamer produces 270 kW and 465 Nm of torquey goodness.