The German automobile manufacturer has finally put an end to the long wait of its loyal fan base for its highly awaited compact SUV, Audi Q2. This is the smallest SUV from the stable of Audi, which has been unveiled at the ongoing 2016 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
There are no official words on its availability in India but it is expected to make its way sooner or later in the year 2017, whereas in European markets it will go on sale this year. When available, Audi Q2 will be loner in its segment in India.
In terms of looks, Audi Q2 is wider yet shorter and taller than its A3 sportsback sibling, sits just below the Q3 in Audi's portfolio and falls in the compact crossover category in luxury cars. So it will be easy to say that according to the dimensions it has a close tie with that of Skoda Yeti but when it comes to features and finish, it surely belong to the superior classes.
According to the company, Audi Q2 "Combines the technical expertise of our brand with high everyday practicality and emotional character."
Bearing looks similar to other Q family members, the Q2 shares the MQB platform of its parent company, Volkswagen. With the new member come the new design features which include the likes of rectangular headlights and all-new single frame grille. The compact SUV holds a distinctive appearance in terms of the overall shape when compared to its sleeker cousins, all credit to its unique polygon slice featuring bulging shoulder line./p>
Wrapped in LED DRLs, the LED headlamps can easily be spotted that give a halt to the current styling adopted in Q3, whereas reminds us more of the design approach used in the refurbished Audi R8, showcased at the last month 2016 Auto Expo. The car features a coupe-like roofline and looks sportier than its current siblings due to the presence of C-pillar with contrasting color scheme.
From the inside, Audi has blessed Q2 with a new virtual digital cockpit that holds a head-up display. The Audi Connect Module in sync with MMI navigation system will work fine to make your journey safety and comfortable. Apart from this, some of the latest safety features such as pre-sense to avoid collisions, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assistant and Stop & Go function are also available at the driver's ease.
This compact SUV will be available in various power combinations to select from, which include:
- 1.0-liter TFSI petrol engine with 3-cylinder capable of producing a maximum power of 114bhp
- 1.4-liter TFSI petrol powertrain with cylinder-on-demand-technology, and
- 2.0-liter TFSI mill churning out 187bhp of peak power.
As far as the diesel engines are concerned, the 1.6-liter powertrain will be offered in single tune producing a maximum power of 114bhp, whereas the higher version having 2.0-liter will produce two power outputs of 148bhp & 187bhp.
The engines will be mated to the standard Audi's 6-speed manual transmission and for the higher engine variant in both diesel and petrol the gearbox available will be S-tronic automatic.
There is no official word on the pricing of Audi Q2 but the rumors taking the round suggest a hefty amount of £21,000, however, no speculation is being made for its price in India.