Audi has confirmed that the A2 will be making a comback this September at the Frankfurt Auto Show, in the form of an electric concept car.
The original A2 ended production due to the cost of its aluminum spaceframe chassis. The new A2 will retain the chassis but the car will be a more expensive vehicle than other smaller Audis. The A2 will be produced solely as an electric car and will rival BMW’s upcoming i3.
The A2 was launched in 1999 but never sold well even though the car boasted fuel economy ratings as high as 90mpg with a special 1.2-liter engine. But the A2, specifically the 1.4-liter four-cylinder version has experienced a renaissance due to high fuel prices, and is very sought after in the used car market. The new A2 is scheduled for release by 2015.
[Source: Auto Express]