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Audi MPV not planned to compete with BMW 2-Series Active Tourer

An Audi MPV is not in the works according to the Ingolstadt-based automaker which means they don’t want to compete with the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer. According to the firm’s development chief Ulrich Hackenberg, the responsibility of launching MPVs will remain at Volkswagen so there aren’t any premium people carriers in the works with the four ring logo.

This could only mean that an Audi MPV is not in the works so there won’t be a spiritual successor for the A2 which was a flop mainly because of its high price tag due to the model’s aluminum body. Interestingly, Hackenberg did say he liked the A2 but now he is not sure there would be enough market nowadays for such a model so he has some doubts the development cost would be justified.

Audi A2
Audi A2

Rather than investing in MPVs, Audi will spend the money on developing even more crossovers and SUVs as the company has already confirmed Q1 and Q8 models.

Speaking of MPVs and Volkswagen, the German marque recently introduced the next generation Touran and facelifted Sharan at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month and Volkswagen also has the Golf Sportsvan for those who are in need of a spacious cabin capable of carrying lots of people and their luggage.

Source: Automotive News Europe

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.