After the teaser, here comes the production version: the Audi Q2 is here. And it looks interesting, with the C-pillar painted in different color than the body. But what about the VW Polo-like rear lights? I think they look cool on the typical Audi rear!
Let’s admit that it has a typical Audi looks, and it fits the latest industry trend with powerful, muscular exterior design. The high shoulder line looks particularly dynamic, while the prominent fenders and door flanks emphasize its powerful character. Audi expects Q2 to solve the Mini Countryman problem, offering a good alternative for the young customers willing to own an SUV-like compact car. Not that it couldn’t have true off-road capabilities, with its 20cm ground clearance, short overhangs and all-wheel drive system.
But let’s concentrate on what’s interesting about the Q2. It is 20 cm shorter than the Q3, but they share the same cabin length. Not to mention that the trunk volume is 405l. It blends the sedan driving position with the SUV visibility and upper class package: a touchpad for the infotainment system, Wi-Fi hotspot, head-up display and the Virtual Cockpit technology, which replaces the classic dash dials with a 12.3 inch screen. It allows fully integration of Android and iOS smartphones, allowing the user even to download events from calendar and sending data for navigation.
Unlike all other Audi models, Q2 also offers plenty ways to customize the interior, including a one-of-a-kind LED-lighting-package, which illuminates the interior in a particularly attractive way.
The technical side of Q2 is likely to make everyone happy, from the more economical-oriented drivers, to the young city-racers. It includes gasoline and diesel engines, with three and four cylinders, matted to manual or automatic transmission and two or four wheel drive. The gasoline fans can choose from a 1.0 liter, three-cylinders TFSI and two 1.4 and 2.0 liter engines. The well-known 1.6 and 2.0 TDI engines are also available. All the engines can be combined with manual or dual-clutch S tronic transmission and they develop between 116 and 190 hp.