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New Audi Q2

Audi has figured out how to appeal to a huge amount of buyers through its hugely diverse range of cars, and the Q2 is the perfect example of that. Buyers love crossovers, and the Q2 brings the imposing styling of the firm’s larger SUVs into a smaller, more affordable package.

For the 2021 model year, Audi has introduced a new version of the Q2 that has sharper styling and improved equipment levels.

Interior

The cabin features the kind of design and quality we’ve come to expect from Audi, which means it’s particularly smart-looking while being solidly put together. It can be quite dark inside, so if you can spec a splash of colour it can be quite welcome.

In the centre of the dashboard is a clear and intuitive infotainment screen, while a digital cockpit is available ahead of the driver, carrying all the information you could need. Opt for the top-spec model and you get Nappa leather upholstery, too.

​Exterior

On the exterior, Audi has given its new Q2 more bullish styling that brings it closer into line with its larger cousins. The exterior has been ‘inspired by polygons’, which explains all the sharp angles. Meanwhile, the grille is slightly lower and gets Quattro-inspired slits beneath the bonnet.

The headlights are now LED units as standard and get scrolling indicators, too, while five new paint colours expand the personalisation options to an impressive degree.

Technology

This being a premium brand, the technology on offer is quite impressive. For example, those buying a Sport trim or higher get the digital instrument display and the MMI navigation plus system with the 8.3-inch monitor.

Equipment available across all models includes Audi’s smartphone interface, rear parking sensors and cruise control. Upgrades, meanwhile, include a Bang & Olufsen stereo, dual-zone climate control, and LED ambient lighting.

Performance

The Audi Q2 is offered with three petrol engines, all based on the 1.5-litre unit, but at launch there’s only the 148bhp version available. Two more will be introduced at a later date, with a pair of diesels also being added.

These use twin-dosing of AdBlue and two catalytic converters to drastically reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. The petrols are available with a manual or automatic transmission, with all-wheel-drive options joining when the new engines are introduced.


Which Audi Q2 trim level is best?

The Q2 may be the smallest SUV in the Audi Q range however no matter which trim you pick, you won't be disappointed. It fully depends on what will suit your lifestyle best, here are the highlights for the five Q2 trim levels:



Technik:

  • 16" '5-spoke' design alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Auto-dimming door mirrors & rear view mirror
  • Electric tailgate
  • Cruise control
  • Electric lumbar support in front seats

Sport:

In addition to Technik:

  • 17" '5-double-spoke' design alloy wheels
  • MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit
  • Audi Connect Remote & Control
  • Front sports seats​​

S Line

In addition to Sport:

  • 18” ‘5-segment-spoke’ design alloy wheels
  • S line exterior styling pack
  • S line 3-spoke leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel
  • Black cloth headlining
  • Stylish pedals in stainless steel

Black Edition

In addition to S line:

  • 19” ‘10-Y-spoke’ design alloy wheels
  • Black Styling Pack
  • Privacy glass
  • Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel

Vorsprung

In addition to Black Edition:

  • 19” ‘5-arm Turbine’ design Audi Sport alloy wheels
  • Adaptive suspension with damping control
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Audi Matrix LED headlight technology
  • Driver's Assistance including Adaptive cruise control and park assist
  • Bang & Olufsen premium sound system

What colours is the Audi Q2 available in?

Available in a choice of 12 exterior colours:

Colour

Finish

Cost

Trims available on

Brilliant Black

Solid

No additional cost

Technik, Sport

Ibis White

Solid

No additional cost

All

Turbo Blue

Solid

£575

S Line, Black Edition, Vorsprung

Apple Green

Metallic

£575

Technik, Sport, S Line

Floret Silver

Metallic

£575

Technik, Sport

Glacier White

Metallic

£575

All

Manhattan Grey

Metallic

£575

Technik, Sport

Mythos Black

Metallic

£575

All

Navarra Blue

Metallic

£575

All

Tango Red

Metallic

£575

All

Arrow Grey

Pearl

£575

Technik, Sport, S Line

Daytona Grey

Pearl

£575

S Line, Black Edition, Vorsprung

Depending on the trim level you choose you may also get a choice of C-Pillar Colour:

Technik:

  • Floret Silver, metallic - comes as standard

  • Sport:

  • Manhattan Grey, metallic – comes as standard
  • Floret Silver, metallic - £0


    S Line:

  • Platinum Grey, matt - comes as standard
  • Black Edition:

  • Brilliant Black, solid - comes as standard
  • Vorsprung:

  • Brilliant black, solid – comes as standard



What size wheels are on an Audi Q2?

Choose from 16" to 19" alloys with different design options including:

  • 16"x 6.5J '5-spoke' design alloy wheels - Standard on the Q2 Technik
  • 17" x 7.0J '5-double spoke' design alloy wheels - Standard on the Q2 Sport
  • 18"x 7.0J '5-spoke Y' design alloy wheels - Standard on the Q2 S Line
  • 19" x 8.0J '10-Y-spoke' design alloy wheels in gloss black, diamond cut finish - Standard on the Q2 Black Edition
  • 19" x 8.0J '5-arm turbine' design alloy wheels, diamond cut finish - Standard on the Q2 Vorsprung

What engines are available on the Audi Q2?

These depend on the trim level :

Trim Level

Engine

Fuel Type

Technik

30 TFSI 110 PS 6-speed 

Petrol

Sport

30 TFSI 110 PS 6-speed

Petrol

Sport

35 TFSI 150 PS 6-speed

Petrol

Sport

35 TFSI 150 PS S tronic

Petrol

S line

30 TFSI 110 PS 6-speed

Petrol

S line

35 TFSI 150 PS 6-speed

Petrol

S line

35 TFSI 150 PS S tronic

Petrol

S line

35 TDI 150 PS quattro S tronic 

Diesel

Black Edition

35 TFSI 150 PS 6-speed

Petrol

Black Edition

35 TFSI 150 PS S tronic

Petrol

Black Edition

35 TDI 150 PS quattro S tronic

Diesel

Vorsprung

35 TFSI 150PS S tronic

Petrol

The smallest SUV and most compact Q model, the Q2 is still spacious and practical, and elevates you with the driving position of an SUV. The Q2 is also a head-turner, with an elegant, coupé-like shape, a bold, confident design, and plenty of ways to customise its details, including brand new colours and contrast bumpers. And as you'd expect from an Audi, it also offers the latest Audi innovations for the ultimate driving experience. Get behind the wheel and test drive this fabulous new model.

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First Drive: Audi Q2​ (2017-2020)

We head to Switzerland to find out if Audi’s new Q2 will win over those looking for an affordable, premium compact SUV.

What is it?

This sporty-looking SUV is the fourth (and smallest) member of Audi’s Q range – the entry point to the Q range – alongside its bigger brothers, the Q7, the Q5 and the Q3. It’s set to take on the Mercedes GLA and the BMW X2.

What's new?

Taking the form of a five-door utility vehicle, the Q2 is quite the looker. Thanks to its high shoulder line and low roof that descends and merges into the C-pillars with contrasting colour offset blades, the Q2 boasts a bold and muscular stance. Up front, its high-mounted singleframe octagonal grille, hawk-eye headlights and large air inlets mounted on the front bumper result in a menacing look.

​What's under the bonnet?

The Q2 is launching with an initial choice of two four-cylinder petrol engines – the 115bhp 1.6-litre TDi and the Cylinder-on-Demand 150bhp 1.4-litre TFSi. A three-cylinder 115bhp 1.0-litre TFSi and a four-cylinder 150bhp 2.0-litre TDi will become available later in the year. The 1.4-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel units are expected to top the sales charts.

What's it like to drive?

It’s spot on. Audi has managed to build a spacious and compact SUV that can nip around corners with ease. In fact, it’s one of the most powerful models in the segment. It even incorporates a low seating position, similar to what you’d find in an Audi saloon car, which gives you confidence while on jaunts across winding country roads.

As an alternative to the six-speed manual gearbox, Audi has said it will offer the seven-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission across the range, bar the 1.0-litre, which is already standard on the 2.0-litre TDi. The brand has also announced that from 2017, a 2.0-litre TFSi petrol unit, allied exclusively to Quattro all-wheel-drive and S tronic, will be introduced to the range. At this point, it will be possible to combine the 150bhp TDI and TFSI engines with Quattro drive.

​How does it look?

To help attract a new generation of buyers, Audi has created an extensive palette of extravagant colours for customers to choose from – 12 to be precise. There’s also a huge list of customisation options inside and out including a two-tone roof and coloured dash inserts and inlays. These little touches have been specifically designed to counter criticism that all Audis come only in dull greys, blacks and blues. All UK cars will also come with colour-coded bumpers.

What's it like inside?

Let’s look at the tech: inside, drivers will be impressed to see the Q2 comes with a wireless phone charger, smartphone connectivity and a Bang & Olufsen stereo system as standard. In short, the Q2 is equipped with technology you’d expect to find further up the range.

Along with the optional virtual cockpit and head-up display, the Q2 can also be specced with assistance systems such as Audis’ pre sense safety kit (which includes pedestrian recognition and Autonomous Emergency Braking), adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist and active lane assist.

The Q2 also fulfils the fundamental expectations of an SUV with benefits such as good visibility and a large boot, which can carry up to 1,050 litres. Optional practical solutions include a power tailgate and a three-way split rear bench backrest with cargo through-loading.

Interior of Audi Q2

What's the spec like?

As standard, the Audi Q2 offers buyers plenty of bang for their buck. You could describe it as a compact A4; not only is it offering premium equipment and driver engagement at a lower cost to its rivals, it’s got bags of space and oozes family-friendly practicality from every corner. It’s also more than £4,000 cheaper that the entry-level Mercedes GLA 200 CDi Sport.

The Q2 incorporates the latest multimedia gadgets from the new A4 and there are three generously equipped specification levels to choose from, with the entry level SE versions benefitting from a suite of features from standard. These include smartphone interface, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seven-inch MMI screen and Bluetooth connectivity.

For an additional £1,500, Sport models gain 17-inch alloy wheels (up from 16 inch on SE), drive select with five operational modes, cruise control, light and rain sensors, and sport seats. Step up to the range-topping S Line, £2,250 above the Sport, and stand-out features include the hallmark front, side and rear styling enhancements, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED interior lighting, and a multi-functional steering wheel. All models can be specced with Audi’s virtual cockpit display – an all-digital 12.3-inch display showing information tailored to the driver’s needs.

Hatchback drivers in the market for their first SUV would find the Q2 an appealing alternative, since they wouldn’t be giving up on the performance and handling values of a sporty supermini. For couples looking for a versatile and refined family vehicle, with a spacious and stylish cabin, this crossover should be at the top of their ‘to test drive’ list. The Q2 will be available to order in August 2016 with first deliveries expected in November.

FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Model: Audi Q2 1.4 TFSi COD Sport
  • Engine: Four-cylinder, inline spark-ignition, turbocharged
  • Transmission: Seven-speed S tronic
  • Performance: 150bhp, 250 Nm torque
  • Economy: 45.2mpg combined
  • Emissions: 123g/km
Rear view of red Audi Q2
Front view of yellow Audi Q2

*pricing correct of 1st June 2020

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