A new addition to the Audi family will be the Audi SQ2.
The New SQ2 can be described as powerful, not just in looks. With the addition of the S badge, this is a top notch Q2 with a striking appearance including daring alloys, S-badged front brake calipers, roof-edge spoiler and four exhaust tailpipes.
The Audi SQ2 is expected to have a UK release date in mid 2019. Register your interest in this model below
The SQ2 remains a compact SUV like the Q2 but it doesn't make its presence any quieter! A new grille design and two dramatic air intakes on either side sow off the SQ2's sport style. S-badged front brake calipers and four exhaust tailpipes further highlight that this is an Audi Sport model and hint at the monstrous 300 PS under the bonnet. LED headlights come as standard and LED rear lights with dynamic turn signals radiate a characteristic, arrow-shaped light signature.
Inside you will find sports seats, fine nappa leather, a front centre armrest, automatic air conditioning and a sport multifunction steering wheel as standard. Audi Virtual Cockpit is an optional extra as part of the Technology Pack and can replace the driver information system.
A 12.3 inch display offers three different views including a screen that places the tachometer front and centre. As with the Q2, the SQ2 has a range of infotainment options with the MMI navigation plus at the top of the list, with MMI touch. Its menus are clearly structured, and the rotary push button on the centre tunnel console includes a touchpad that enables multi-finger scrolling and zooming. There’s also the Audi smartphone interface that integrates iOS and Android phones with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto environments into the MMI system.
For safety, the SQ2 comes with Audi pre-sense front as standard which uses radar technology to recognise hazardous situations ahead. Audi pre-sense will warn the driver acoustically and visually and can initiate emergency braking if necessary.
Also featured is the adaptive cruise control with stop and go function and traffic jam assist. Audi active lane assist can help the driver to stay in the driving lane and as an optional extra you can get park assist which automatically steers the car into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.
How much is the Audi SQ2?
The SQ2 is available from £37,245
When is the Audi SQ2 available?
The expected arrival of the UK SQ2 is 2019. The full UK specification and release dates have not yet been announced
What is the difference between the Q2 and the SQ2?
Although the Q2 and SQ2 are based on the same model and chassis, the differences are evident in both appearance and power. The S in SQ2 simply stands for Sport so as you can expect, the SQ2 is a more pumped up Q2 with higher spec. The SQ2 comes in a 2.0 TFSI engine with 300 PS resulting in 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds. Whereas the top performing Q2 model is an S line 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic producing 190PS. Added features to the SQ2 also include two dramatic air intakes on either side, S-badged front brake calipers, roof-edge spoiler and not just one but four exhaust tailpipes. The Audi SQ2 is also at the head of its class with respect to operation, infotainment and assist systems.