How do they compare? Let’s take a look
It’s the battle of the crossovers today as we compare Volkswagen’s popular T-Roc with the stylish yet compact Audi Q2. Both of these cars offer a distinct amount of appeal and are riding the wave of popularity currently taking over the crossover segment.
Volkswagen has just released an updated version of the T-Roc, which has really boosted the level of fit and finish you get inside the cabin of the car. The dashboard is now made from soft-touch materials, while a new central screen incorporates plenty of functions as well as smartphone integration tech like Apple CarPlay.
The Q2, meanwhile, uses a slightly more pop-out-style screen which is controlled via a rotary dial behind the main switchgear. In typical Audi fashion, there are plenty of high-end materials used throughout, too. In terms of boot space, the Q2 offers up 405 litres, while the T-Roc brings 445 litres. In both cars you’re able to fold the rear seats flat, too.
Both cars here have the kind of chunky, raised-up aesthetic that people looking at the crossover segment expect to find. The newly updated T-Roc has a far sharper look than before, with streamlined LED headlights and intricate rear lights coupling with reprofiled bumpers front and rear to create a car with a good deal of presence.
The Q2 has been given a tweak recently too, with LED headlights and taillights now included as standard. They feature eye-catching ‘scrolling’ indicators too. The rear of the car has a sportier-looking diffuser as well, giving the Q2 a more dynamic appearance.
Though we’ve not seen the full list of engines available with the new T-Roc, it’s expected that it will incorporate the same efficient range of powertrains as before. It has been confirmed, however, that the range-topping R version will remain the firm’s flagship, incorporating 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with just under 300bhp.
You’ve got a good line-up of engines to choose from with the Q2 as well. Things kick off with a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol unit, followed by a 1.5-litre and a more powerful 2.0-litre petrol. There’s then a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel, which will likely be the pick for higher-mileage drivers. Lower-specification cars use a six-speed manual, though the S Tronic automatic will no doubt be the go-to for many. There’s the option of quattro all-wheel-drive, too, helping to provide better traction in poor conditions.
The Q2’s list of specifications is in line with the rest of the Audi line-up. Things kick off with Technik, which brings 15-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights, rising through Sport to the ever-popular S Line, which adds 18-inch wheels and a full exterior styling pack. You’ve then got Black Edition, bringing a black styling pack and 19-inch alloy wheels among other features, and finally Vorsprung, adding adaptive suspension and a panoramic sunroof. As you’d expect, there’s plenty to choose from with a specification to suit most requirements.
We’ve yet to see the full list of specifications for the T-Roc, but they’re to adopt a similar layout to the rest of the Volkswagen range. For instance, Life and Style trims will now replace older Design and SE L specifications. However, popular R Line and range-topping R models will remain.