Audi Q2 is the newest member of Audi’s Q family. It strikes the segment of compact SUVs with unprecedented high-tech equipment and the top driving performance. The 419-cm long Audi Q2 is an urban type of vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, combining a progressive design with a high level of functionality. Connectivity, infotainment, and assistance systems are on the full-size class level.
AT A GLANCE
- Perhaps the prettiest car in the class
- The 1.4 TFSI is a top class engine
- Premium interior
- Too expensive compared to the rivals
The design of the Audi Q2 is characterized by the strong image of the single frame grille in octagonal design that is positioned high as well as large air inlets. The low roof line is highly attractive, extending and combining into the C-pillars with color offset blades. This contrast accentuates the sportiness of the Audi Q2. The rear body terminates in a dynamic way with a long roof edge spoiler and a diffuser that has an underbody protection look. In side view, the high window line is especially eye-catching and so are concave flanks in the door area.
Engine, drivetrain and performance (4/5)
Audi offers a selection of six engines for the Q2: three TFSIs and three TDIs. In Singapore, two engines are available, the 1.0 TFSI and 1.4 TFSI, both connected to 7-speed S-tronic gearbox, and featuring front-wheel drive only. The small 3-cylinder turbocharged engine produces 116 hp and 200 Nm of torque. Its performance is average – acceleration of 10.3 seconds and a top speed of 197 km/h. Above that is the four-cylinder 1.4 TFSI with 150 hp and 250 Nm. With S-tronic the engine consumes an average figure of 5.2 liters of fuel per 100 km. It accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 212 km/h.
Trim levels (4/5)
The Q2 proves its premium character with some unique equipment, such is the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. The MMI screen is positioned high on the instrument panel. Its size depends on the infotainment system that is ordered. Its functions are controlled by a rotary/push-button control, two buttons and two rocker switches on the center tunnel. This multimedia system includes two card readers, an Aux-in and a USB connection with charging function, eight loudspeakers, the LTE module with Wi-Fi hotspot, a DVD drive and a 10 GB flash drive for music files.
In terms of safety, the Q2 uses plenty of driver assistance systems from the full-size class. Audi pre-sense front utilizes radar to notice dangerous situations which can happen with crossing passersby or other vehicles in front of the car. It alerts the driver and initiates hard braking if necessary, down to a standstill at low speeds. Among the optional systems, there is adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function and traffic jam assist.
As a completely new type of Audi, the Q2 is the eye-catching subject wherever it appears. Of course, the modern and progressive design are also one of the reasons. Underneath the first look, there is much more to discover in the trendy city SUV, from premium equipment to the phenomenal range of state-of-the-art engines. While the small turbo engine is constructed to be economical, the 1.4 TFSI is both the sports powertrain and the fuel saver, thanks to the innovative Cylinder-on-Demand system.