I don’t much like convertible SUVs. In fact, I think they’re horrid. The Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet looks like a decapitated Quadimodo that has the dynamic capability of a spineless trout. However, customers seem to love them for some unfathomable reason. All of them, not just the beheaded clock-dweller that is the Murano Cross Cabriolet. Admittedly, some of these convertible SUVs aren’t so terrible and we can see why customers might like them, such as the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. In fact, the Evoque is pretty much the prime example of how to make a small but posh crossover, as it’s been selling like free molly at Coachella ever since it debuted. Now, we’re hearing the BMW might be considering a convertible variant of the X2. If that’s the case, should the folks in Ingolstadt consider a possible Audi Q2 Cabriolet to take on its competitors from BMW and Range Rover?
To be honest, we hope not. Though, that doesn’t mean Audi won’t. Zee Germans love to copy each other, piggybacking the success of one another. So if BMW debuts an X2 Cabriolet as it’s been rumored to do, it would only make sense for Audi to make a Q2 cabriolet.
It’s technically not that difficult to make a convertible Audi Q2, as it’s built on the brand’s MQB platform, which underpins the Audi A3, a car that also has a convertible variant. So it likely wouldn’t be that difficult for Audi to develop a Q2 Cabriolet. And, with its modern, boxy styling, it might not actually look that bad. Customers would love it, too, as it would be a stylish, two-door convertible with more trunk space that the average A3 Cabriolet. Although, it would be soul-crushing for Audi enthusiasts to see the brand they love, the same brand that ripped rally stages to bits with its fire-spitting Quattro, pumping out topless crossovers for suburbanites going through mid-life crises.
On the flip-side, Audi would make money hand over fist on every Q2 Cabriolet sold. That profit would give the brand money to keep developing and selling low-volume sports cars and supercars, like the Audi R8. We’ve heard that the R8 could be going the way of the Dodo by 2020, due to low sales volume. But if more soulless crossover variants can be made to keep profits high enough that cars like the Audi R8 can stay, than we’re all for them. So should an Audi Q2 Cabriolet be made? If it can save the Audi R8, absolutely.