The order books will open in July for the new Audi Q2 with the first deliveries appearing in November.
It will be the fourth family member to join the popular ‘Q’ line up of SUV models from Audi.
The compact Q2 has a footprint of 4.19m (length) x 1.79m (width) x 1.51m (tall) with a boot capacity of 405 – 1050 litres. You will be able to specify a power tailgate and a 33:33:33 split fold rear seat.
At launch there will be a choice of five engines, starting with a 1.0-litre petrol three-cylinder TFSI unit plus two other petrol engines the 1.4-litre and a 2.0-litre. Diesel fans will be accommodated with a 1.6 (116PS) and a 2.0 (150PS) unit to start with. A six-speed transmission is standard across the engine range with the option of a seven-speed S tronic dual clutch system on all engines.
The 2.0-litres (150PS) TDI engine is available with quattro permanent all-wheel drive, where it is standard on the petrol 2.0-litre TFSI engine.
Fans of tech will be pleased to see that the Q2 comes with a MMI screen to cater for infotainment systems and depending on specification/options it can be ordered with a touch pad interface, navigation and be set-up as Wi-Fi hotspot. With MMI touch you get a flat rate data plan which allows access to the Audi connect services. There is also integration for users of Android and iOS smartphones via the Audi smartphone interface.
You can opt for the Audi virtual cockpit and the head-up display system which place vital data, direction headings and maps in line with the driver’s vision. On safety front Audi pre sense front system is standard across the range – it can recognizes critical situations to prevent impact with vehicles and pedestrians in front of the Q2 – and where necessary brake to a standstill at low speeds. You can specify adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, traffic jam assist, the lane-departure warning system Audi side assist, the lane-keeping assistant Audi active lane assist, traffic sign recognition and rear cross-traffic assist.Published 10 March 2016