AUDI has revealed Australian pricing and some specification for its Q2 baby SUV
that arrives in showrooms in the coming weeks with a special Launch Edition
that tops the range for now.
As previously reported, the entry variant – dubbed Q2 Design – will kick off
from $41,100 plus on-road costs.
Pricing for the diesel-powered Q2 Sport starts at $47,900, while the Launch
Edition costs $49,900.
The Q2 Design is powered by Audi’s 1.4-litre four-cylinder TFSI turbo-petrol
engine with cylinder-on-demand technology that shuts down two of the cylinders
under light loads. This unit – which also powers the Launch Edition – delivers
110kW of power and 250Nm of torque and has an official combined fuel economy
figure of 5.3 litres per 100km.
The Sport employs a 2.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel engine delivering 110kW and
340Nm and sipping 5.0L/100km on the combined cycle.
Both variants use a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission
driving the front wheels in Design and Launch Edition, while the Sport features
Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system.
These variants form the initial line-up, with a more powerful 140kW/320Nm 2.0
TFSI Quattro version to be offered in the second half of this year. Pricing and
spec for this model is yet to be revealed.
On top of the standard equipment offered with the 1.4 TFSI Design, the Launch
Edition adds the S line exterior styling package, as well as driver assistance
features such as adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, active lane keeping
and lane departure warning.
The Launch Edition also gains flourishes first seen on the Q2 Edition #1 that
was revealed in Europe last year, including exclusive Quantum Grey paint, black
and Manhattan Grey exterior details and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Other standard gear across the range includes autonomous emergency braking, an
auto-dimming interior mirror, MMI Navigation, Bluetooth, voice control, parking
system plus with a reversing camera, automatic air-conditioning with dual-zone
climate control, leather-appointed seats and either 17- or 18-inch wheels.
The 2.0 TDI Sport adds sports seats, an electric tailgate and Audi Side Assist.
All Q2s will be offered with Audi’s virtual cockpit digital instrument display,
head-up display, and Audi Connect with Google Earth and Search functionality as
well as WiFi hotspot.
Cargo space is 405 litres with all seats in place, increasing to 1050 with the
rear seats lowered. The Q2’s slightly larger Q3 sibling can haul 460 litres
with all seats in place.
The Q2 will go head to head with the likes of Mini’s forthcoming new-generation
Countryman crossover, the Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1 and Infiniti’s just
launched Q30/QX30 twins.
Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle said the Q2 would establish
itself as a unique offering in the burgeoning premium compact SUV segment.
“It will open up the Audi brand to a new range of young and young-at-heart
buyers,” he said.
“This new model will exceed customer expectations of how an Audi should look,
thanks to its progressive polygonal design language, and what it should offer,
thanks to a suite of infotainment and connectivity technologies. We are very
pleased to be launching this game-changing vehicle to Australia in such a