Audi Q2 Introduced as a Sporty, Luxurious Compact Crossover


Audi has introduced the newest member to its crossover and SUV family.

As expected, the Audi Q2 is a compact crossover sporting aggressive styling in hopes of appealing to a younger demographic. Up front, the Q2 has a strong appearance thanks to a Singleframe grille with an octagonal design that is positioned high, along with large inlets. The compact crossover has a low roof that descends and merges into the C-pillars with color offset blades, helping accentuate the sportiness of the model. In the rear is a long roof spoiler and a diffuser featuring an underbody-protection look.

According to Audi, the Q2 measures five-feet tall and 5.9-feet wide while riding on a 8.5-feet wheelbase. Along with a high entry point, good visibility and a large luggage compartment, the Q2 offers plenty of functionality with 14.3 to 37.1 cubic feet of storage space, depending on whether the rear seats are folded down.

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The model will launch with six different engines, including a 1.0-liter three-cylinder TFSI, two four-cylinder gasoline engines (1.4 liter and 2.0 liter) and three four-cylinder diesel engines available with 1.6 and 2.0 liters of displacement. Power output on the engines range from 116 horsepower to 190 hp and a six-speed manual or a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission are available for every powerplant. They can also be combined with a quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system as standard equipment.

Inside, there’s plenty of high-tech features with the optional Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display along with Audi pre sense front as standard. Options available for the Q2 include 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 parking and cross-traffic assist rear.

The Audi Q2 will launch in the European market starting in fall 2016.

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  • craigcole

    Well, it’s finally happened. Audis are getting ugly now. #ThanksButNoThanks

  • nauticalone

    Looks good for an entry level CUV. Job well done Audi!

  • johnls39 .

    Are artist running out of ideas in design now because it seems, first Nissan, Lexus and not Audi, that they are blacking out the C pillar on the cars and SUVs now which I don’t like. Hope it will go away but something tells me it may stick around for quite sometime.