Audi Q2 has made its global public debut at the ongoing 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. It is now the company's entry-level SUV offering and the fourth member of the its Q family. The Q2 crossover can be ordered from July, while the deliveries are expected to start from November 2016. The smallest Audi crossover could be launched in India in the first half of 2017.
“In the Audi Q2 we have developed a distinctively geometric form language with model-specific design characteristics. The car exhibits an independent character within the Q family,” says Marc Lichte, Design Boss, Audi. Talking about the exterior styling, the Q2 flaunts a high-mounted singleframe grille in octagonal design and huge air inlets. The low roof descends and merges into the C-pillars, accentuating its sporty character. The rear end comprises of a long roof spoiler and a diffuser that has an underbody-protection look. Audi Q2 measures 4.19 metres in length, 1.79 metres in width, and 1.51 metres in height. Also, it has a wheelbase of 2.60 metres and boot space of 405 litres, which can be extended upto 1050 litres by fully folding the rear seats.
Inside the cabin, Q2 has the the optional Audi virtual cockpit and the head-up display. The crossover also features Audi pre sense front as standard. Other standard features are 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. Majority of the features are borrowed from the larger Audi models. Additionally, it has a a standard MMI screen mounted high on the instrument panel. The infotainment system can be operated by a rotary/push-button control and two buttons on the centre tunnel. Cell phones with iOS and Android operating systems can be integrated into the car via the Audi smartphone interface.
There are a numer of customization packages on offer with the Audi Q2. One option is the LED lighting package, in which the interior is staged in a particularly attractive way with illuminated trim elements. Newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard, and can be optionally increased to 19 inches upon request. Under the hood, the Q2 gets 5 different powertrains. The crossover can be oredred with 1.0L three-cylinder TFSI engine, 1.4L 4-cylinder engine, and 2.0L 4-cylinder engine in petrol guise. For those asking, the 2.0L TFSI mill would be coming in 2017. The diesel variants are powered by a 114bhp 1.6L 4-cylinder TDI engine and a 147bhp 2.0L 4-cylinder TDI engine. The transmission options available are: a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed S tronic dual clutch automatic gearbox. The range-topping 2.0L TDI diesel motor is on offer with Audi's quattro permanent all-wheel drive as standard.