Drone shots, foggy/dusty shots, dark night shots, all those teasing has come to an end. The “Reserved” space next to the Q3 has been occupied. Audi has finally unveiled the baby SUV. Meet the Audi Q2—the newest, smallest and youngest member of the Q family.
Design and Dimensions
Talking about the design language, the Q2 follows the same sharp lines, familiar Audi grille and the new trademark Matrix LED headlamps like its elder siblings. Audi is offering a series of variable colour panels for what it calls the ‘floating blade’ C-pillar. Overall the design is unmistakably Audi and looks super clean. The Q2 is based on the MQB platform which is also shared with the A3, VW Golf and a few other cars in the VW group, and is 4.19 m in length, 1.79 m wide and 1.51 m tall. It weighs 1,205 kg. The wheelbase measures 2.6 metres. The cargo space is measured at 405 litres, expandable up to 1,050 litres when all the rear seats are folded down.
Engine and Transmissions
There will be 3 petrol and 3 diesel engines on offer. Petrol options start with 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder unit which produces 114 hp, and then there is 148 hp 1.4-litre 4-cylinder TSI engine with direct injection, variable valve timing and lift, and cylinder-on-demand technology, 187 hp 2.0-litre TFSI engine, there is also a 248 hp 2.0-litre motor which is said to be exclusive for European markets. Coming to the diesel range, there is a 115 hp 1.6-litre and 2.0L TDI with 148 hp or 187 hp on offer. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic with the latter being standard on the 2.0-litre petrol. The quattro four-wheel-drive system is standard on the 2.0-litre petrol and an option on the 2.0-litre diesel. The ‘SQ2’ version is also expected.
Interiors, Key Features and Options
Things are pretty familiar on the inside with a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit display, a pop-up MMI infotainment system (5.8-inch standard, 8.4-inch optional), circular air vents, climate control system, so on and so forth. As one would expect from Audi, the fit and finish, the materials used here are top-notch. Electronic aids include head-up display, Audi pre-sense city braking function that operates up to 53 mph, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, traffic sign recognition and many more. Audi will offer a range of customisation packs for the Q2 along with a range of exterior paint colours and interior shades. Customers will have the option of ambient lighting for interiors. A set of 17-inch alloys are standard with 19-inch ones offered as an option. Audi is offering adaptive suspension as an option.
Now the biggest question—when it’ll hit Indian shores? Hmm.. well, that remains a question as of now. Hope Audi will bring this to India soon as many are waiting!