Earlier this month German luxury car maker, Audi officially unveiled its newest crossover-SUV – Audi Q2 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Q2 is the smallest offering in the Q family and is likely to go on sale later this year. Recently a couple of Audi Q2s were spotted testing without camouflage on European roads indicating that the car will possibly go on sale in Europe first and that it will happen sooner than we think.
Now apart from the fact that the Q2 is the smallest SUV from Ingolstadt-based carmaker, the car comes with a number new style cues that gives a very fresh appearance. The overall profile looks sharp and newly designed roof line and front fascia gives makes look a lot different from other models in the company’s range. The Q2 gets single-frame grille that now gets an octagonal layout, stronger character lines on the hood for a muscular stance and rectangular shaped headlights the rear end of the car gets squared LED tail lamps, while the C-pillar gets finished in black and helps add to the rugged quotient introduced by the black body cladding and faux skid plates at the front and rear.
The test units that were spotted recently were both in black hues and were most likely different variants. While one came with the prominent silver faux skid plate and alloy wheels the other one ran on steel wheels and missed the faux skid plate. Dimensionally the new Audi Q2 measures 4190mm in length, 1790mm in width, 1510mm in height, and the wheelbase of the car is 2600mm long. The inside of the Audi Q2 will come with the company’s popular virtual cockpit system that is highly configurable and also doubles up as a navigation display. There is also an MMI infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility among other features.
Under the hood the Q2 will feature six engine options – three petrol mills and three diesel motors. The petrol variants will include – 1.0-litre TFSI (114bhp), 1.4-litre TFSI (148bhp) with cylinder on demand technology, and 2.0-litre TFSI (187bhp). On the other hand the diesel variants offer – 1.6-litre TDI (114bhp), 2.0-litre TDI (148bhp), 2.0-litre TDI (187bhp). Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual unit, while a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic will be offered as optional. Power will be sent to the front wheels with Quattro equipped on certain variants.[“source-ndtv”]