Audi has confirmed that it plans to launch an electric small car, with sales expected to begin in late 2011.
The news was reported from a senior manager at Audi, Peter Schwarzenbauer, at last weeks Paris Motor Show. Mr Shcwarzenbauer reported to Autocar that the all new model won’t be based on the upcoming A1, Audi’s MINI competitor.
This leads us to believe that Audi will receive a version of Volkswagen’s upcoming new baby car, previewed late last year as the Up! concept. However, unlike the rear engined concept, the production model will be front engined.
The Volkwagen model will wear the Lupo badge and is also due to go on sale in 2011.
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