Audi‘s smallest crossover, the Q2, is reportedly set to receive a performance version. Coming as early as next year with the SQ2 moniker, according to Autocar, it’s expected to use the 306hp 2.0-liter four-banger of the S3 Sportback, albeit with slightly less power that’ll probably sit below the 300hp mark.
Its size and performance will place it against the likes of its cousin in the VW Group, the Volkswagen T-Roc R, which will most likely be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine sourced from the Golf R and making 306hp, channeled to the AWD system through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Bystanders will get to tell the SQ2 from lesser versions thanks to a more aggressive body kit with redesigned front and rear bumpers, larger wheels and a quad-tailpipe exhaust system.
Nevertheless, the SQ2 might not be the range-topping model of the family, as it’s said to be joined, at some point, by an even hotter version that’ll be named the RSQ2. We have no solid info yet, but if it materializes then it should rock the crossover segment, especially if, as the British publication suggests, it gets the 2.5-liter turbocharged five of the RS3 Sportback, in which it pumps out 362hp.