Audi Q2 is company’s new smallest crossover/SUV. International launch this year…
Audi at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 has unveiled the Q2, their new baby SUV. Moving away from the typical design philosophy of its existing models, the German luxury car maker has brought in a new style language. The focus here clearly seems to have shifted to a more youth centric audience. With a single frame octagonal front grille, low roof line and a contrasting coloured C pillar, the Q2 looks small but enticing.
Audi Q2 measures 4.19 m in length, 1.79 m in width and 1.51 m in terms of overall height. The wheelbase is 2.60 m long. The driver’s seat has been made low vis-a-vis the steering wheel, pretty much like that of a typical Audi sedan. A standard MMI screen has been integrated on top of the dashboard. An optional touch screen version is also available (MMI Navigation Plus).
Audi Q2 Engines
Engine offerings include an option of 6 powertrains producing maximum power outputs between 116 PS to 190 PS. Entry level version gets a three pot 1.0 litre TFSI petrol motor. Others will come with two four cylinder TFSI petrol mills displacing 1.4 litre to 2.0 litre.
Diesel lovers can choose from three four cylinder engine options in the range of 1.6 litre to 2.0 litre. Transmission options include a 6 speed manual and a 7 speed S tronic dual clutch gearbox. Top end variants get a newly developed dual clutch transmission.
In terms of safety, the Q2 gets emergency braking system, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, lane-departure warning system, lane-keeping assist, traffic sign recognition and cross traffic rear assist. Bookings for Audi Q2 will start by mid 2016 and deliveries will commence by autumn.