Audi showcases updated Q2 SUV

The updated Audi Q2 will arrive in authorised Audi dealerships in Q4 2020 with pricing details to be announced closer to the time.

Audi has revealed a new and update Q2 with an even more striking profile with new headlights on the outside and additional Audi connect services and driver assist systems on the inside. The Audi Q2 will arrive in authorised Audi dealerships in Q4 2020 with additional pricing details to be announced closer to the time.

The Q2 has grown a few millimetres longer, now measuring 4.21 metres, while the width and height have remained the same. The designers have now applied the motif of the polygon to the rear end as well. The bumper has an integrated diffuser insert with large five-sided polygons. The front has also been modified, with the surfaces below the headlights emerging in a more striking manner. The SE and S line equipment lines feature narrow slits between the radiator grille and the hood that are reminiscent of the Audi Sport quattro, an icon of the brand. The large implied air inlets also appear even more expressive, especially in the S line.

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LED headlights now come as standard in the Audi Q2, and Matrix LED headlights are available as an option. Seven individual LEDs seated in a shared module produce an intelligently controlled high beam light. It always illuminates the road as brightly as possible without blinding other road users. If the Matrix LED headlights are on board, the dynamic turn signal comes as standard at the rear end. In addition, the headlights and rear lights draw attention to the new Q2 with light sequencing when the car is locked and unlocked.

The Q2 is also offered with five new colours: Apple green is celebrating its premiere with Audi, and Manhattan grey, Navarra blue, arrow grey, and turbo blue are new with the Q2. The blades on the C-pillars are painted in vehicle colour or kept in black, grey, and silver shades, depending on the equipment line. There is a choice of two versions for the attachments in the lower section of the body: Manhattan grey in the SE, and vehicle colour in the S line.

The interior design echoes the taut design language of their exterior. The air vents and the gear lever knob, or selector lever of the S tronic, have a new look. With the optional ambient lighting package plus, the trim strip on the instrument panel and the knee pads on the centre console feature elegant backlighting. Optional equipment includes sport seats with pronounced side bolsters, a height-adjustable front passenger seat, two-zone automatic air conditioning, and auxiliary heating. The luggage compartment of the compact SUV can handle an unchanged 405 litres, expanding to 1,050 litres when the rear seat backs are folded down. A power tailgate and a trailer hitch are available as options.

The range in terms of operation and displays is also structured in several levels. It extends from an analog instrument cluster and the MMI radio plus with DAB+ to the Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch diagonal and MMI navigation plus with an 8.3-inch display. It is operated via a rotary pushbutton on the centre tunnel console or via a voice control system.

MMI navigation plus includes an LTE module for fast data transmission and a Wi-Fi hotspot, which the passengers can use to connect their mobile devices. The top infotainment system introduces the Audi connect services into the Q2, including online traffic information. The services of Audi connect emergency call & service and Audi connect remote & control are new additions - allowing the owner to lock the vehicle remotely or check the fuel fill level and range. To do this, the owner can use the free myAudi app on their smartphone. Customers who wish to deactivate the transfer of data can activate the new privacy mode in the MMI system.

The Audi Q2 is being launched with a powerful petrol engine: The 1.5 TFSI outputs 110 kW (150 PS) and produces 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque. At low loads and engine speeds, its efficiency system, cylinder on demand (COD), temporarily deactivates the second and third cylinders. Further TDI and TFSI engines will be added before the end of the year. The Q2 with the 1.5 TFSI engine rolls off the assembly line with a manual six-speed transmission as standard, with the seven-speed S tronic available as an option.

The range of wheels and tyres start with the 17-inch and 215/55 formats. Topping the range are 19-inch wheels from Audi Sport with 235/40 tyres. Three new rim designs complete the offering. The assist systems for the Q2 come directly from the full-size class. Audi pre sense front system uses radar to observe the area in front of the car in order to avoid accidents or reduce their severity. The lane departure warning is also included as standard. The optional systems are subdivided into the “Drive,” “Safety,” and “Park” packages. The assist package Park includes a reversing camera and the parking system plus. The park assist, which can steer the car into and out of parking spaces automatically, is available as an upgrade. The assist package Safety includes the side assist, rear cross-traffic assist, and the Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense rear systems.

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