The premium compact SUV segment has welcomed an all-new entry from Audi today with the arrival of the Q2 crossover across showrooms in Australia.
The new Audi Q2 will be offered initially in two model lines: the 1.4 TFSI design for $41,100 and the 2.0 TDI quattro sport for $47,900. Both stickers are before on-road costs.
The entry level 1.4 TFSI turbo petrol model features fuel-saving Cylinder-on-Demand technology that shuts down two of the four cylinders under light throttle loads. It develops 110kW/250Nm and returns fuel efficiency of 5.3L/100km.
Offered exclusively with quattro all-wheel drive, the 2.0 TDI turbo diesel engine develops 110kW/340Nm, with fuel economy of 5.0L/100km.
Both the petrol and diesel-powered models share the seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard. A 2.0 TFSI quattro model with 140kW/320Nm will join the Q2 range in the second half of 2017.
“The highly anticipated all-new Audi Q2 will establish itself as a unique offering in the premium compact SUV segment. It will open up the Audi brand to a new range of young and young-at-heart buyers,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia.
“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 competitive package.”
Standard kit on the baby SUV includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), MMI Navigation, Bluetooth and smartphone interface, voice control and parking system plus with rear view camera.
Outside, the new Q2 features an attractive ‘Design line’ styling package with contrasting high-gloss elements and 17-or 18-inch inch alloy wheels depending on model. The 2.0 TDI quattro gains an electric tailgate, sport seats and Audi side assist as standard equipment.
The car is also offered with technologies and features usually found on upper luxury classes, including Audi’s ‘virtual cockpit’ and head-up display.