New generations of the A1 Sportback and Q3 will be presented before the end of the year, alongside a performance version of the Q2, called the SQ2, according to an allegedly official product roadmap from Audi.
However, we’re taking this report with a grain of salt for now, as we couldn’t find the road map, shared by IndianAutosBlog.
Still, we’ve known for a while that Audi has been working on an SQ2 as our spy photographers nabbed it testing on the Nurburgring.
The most obvious styling changes compared to the regular Q2 will be the more aggressive exterior, and some trim updates to the interior, alongside the addition of the ‘S’ badges. Power is expected to come from the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine of the Audi S3, rated at 310PS (306hp).
Responsible for everything that wears an ‘R’ badge, Audi Sport is planning to launch five new performance models over the next two years. An RS Q2 could be one of them, alongside hotter versions of the Q5, Q7, and even Q8. We might see the SQ2 arriving first, possibly as early as the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Prototypes of the 2019 Audi Q3 continue to be seen testing in the wild, hiding their updated styling under camouflage. Underpinned by the VW Group’s MQB platform, the Q33 will drop some 50kg (110lbs), and feature similar powertrains to the Tiguan. Lesser models are expected to be offered with front-wheel drive, whereas higher end versions will get the Quattro AWD system.
Expected to arrive later this year, the new generation Audi A1 is present in the alleged road map as well. The premium supermini will arrive with evolutionary styling, but plenty of changes made beneath the skin. It will be powered by an assortment of three- and four-cylinder engines, including a 2.0-liter four-banger, with some 250hp, in the range-topping S1.
Note: Audi SQ2, Q3, and A1 prototypes pictured