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Audi Q2 confirmed for 2016 debut; investment plan revealed

Audi Q2 confirmed

Audi is planning to have 60 models in its global portfolio.

The Audi Q2 mini SUV has been confirmed to make its debut in 2016. The crossover which would be positioned below the Q3 as the most affordable Audi SUV is likely to make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The car will be based on the VW Group’s MQB platform and will be powered by a set of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Both manual and DSG automatic transmissions would be on offer while higher variants will benefit from quattro all-wheel drive system.

Without presenting details, the company has also confirmed that the next gen Q5 will also┬ábe unveiled next year. The BMW X3 rival will sit on the MLB platform which also underpins the new Q7. The car will adopt the brand’s latest design philosophy with accentuated edges and surfaces. Expect the new Q5 to bring several new assistance systems and convenient features on board including the optional Audi Virtual Cockpit.

Audi Q6 e-tron quattro concept

Battery electric SUV based on e-tron Quattro concept will be ready in 2018. The next gen Q5 is coming next year.

Audi has announced a capital expenditure of over 3 billion euros for 2016. A significant portion of this fund would be used to develop new technologies, alternative drive trains and expand its German facilities in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

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The first large-series fully electric Audi (based on the e-tron Quattro Concept) is confirmed for 2018. As per Audi’s new strategy, the brand’s lineup will include 60 models by 2020.

Audi e-tron Quattro Concept – Photos

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