Audi Q2 e-Tron: Ingolstadt’s baby SUV gets electric

Published: 02 April 2019

► Electric Q2 spotted winter testing
► Like a normal Q2, on the surface
► Part of Audi’s huge SUV, EV push

Audi is on an electric charge, and new spy pictures suggest the Q2 is latest model to swap fossil fuel for batteries. Our man with the telephoto has captured a new emissionless version of Ingolstadt’s baby SUV testing, and there are a few changes compared to the ‘standard’ Q2.

Both the bumper and grille of the e-Tron-badged Q2 are a little different to the current SUV, and reflect the new car’s lack of cooling demands – as well as Audi’s ‘e-Tron design language.’ Aside from those small details – and a lack of exhaust pipes – it looks like any other Q2; this understated design tactic is something we’re also seeing with BMW’s forthcoming i4.

An L version?

At the launch of the e-Tron, Audi’s first all-electric car, senior executives made it clear Audi had its eyes on SUVs, electrification and the Chinese market – three areas of rapid growth – and the Q2 could cash in on those trends to an even greater degree. Our sources suggest there could also be an L version of the Q2, as Audi looks to squeeze revenue out of the Chinese market.

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By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes.