First previewed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Audi Q2 will be the most affordable product from the German carmaker in India.
The Audi Q2 mini SUV has been designed keeping in view tastes and preferences of urban buyers.
The smallest crossover from the German automaker, Audi Q2 was showcased at the 2017 Bangkok Motor Show. This compact SUV is already on sale in UK at a starting price of 20,230 pounds, which is around Rs 18.29 lakh. The UK-spec version comes in four trim levels – SE, Sport, S Line and the Exclusive Edition – with four engine options – 1.0L TSI, 1.4L TSI CoD, 1.6L TDI and 2.0L TDI quattro. Since the compact SUV segment is on fire in India, it makes sense for Audi to jump on the bandwagon with its most affordable offering – Q2. If reports are to be trusted, the long-wheelbase version of the Audi Q2 will make its way to India. However, there is no official words on the same.
Production hub for the all-new Audi Q2 will be the carmaker’s Ingolstadt-based facility in Germany. Though, the company might manufacture it here similar to other Audi cars. Most of the components of the crossover will be sourced from China. This will help the carmaker price it quite aggressively. With a long wheelbase and attractive pricing, the Audi Q2 will surely appeal young Indian buyers. The new Audi mini SUV has been designed keeping in view tastes and preferences of urban drivers. The smallest member of the Audi Q family nips the weighing scale slightly in its favor with 1205kgs.
India launch of the new Audi crossover might happen sometime this year or next. We will update you as soon as the company announces its launch details.
|SE Grade||Rs 25 lakh|
|Sport Grade||Rs 30 lakh|
|S Line Grade||Rs 35 lakh|
Audi has been putting hard effort to stay on peak in every car segment of India. This newest ‘Q’ family member will sit below the Q3 compact sedan, and estimated to be priced between Rs 25 lakh – Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Engine||1.0-litre TFSI Petrol|
|Engine||2.0-litre TDI Diesel|
|Maximum Power||148bhp & 187bhp|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual, 7-speed Automatic & S Tronic Dual-Clutch|
Audi will offer the European-spec Q2 with three TDI diesel and three TFSI petrol powertrains with capacities ranging from 1.0 litre -2.0-litre. Power for the base model will come from a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder TFSI engine producing 114bhp. The mid-level model derives its power from Audi’s 1.4-litre cylinder-on-demand TFSI power mill, while the top-model will have a 2.0-liter engine. The diesel engine line-up begins from 1.6-litre TDI unit that develops power worth 114bhp, it is followed by a 2.0-liter oil burner that is tuned to generate two different outputs – 148bhp and 187bhp. Similar to other models, this one is too equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The S-tronic dual-clutch transmission will come as optional offering.
For the Indian market, the Audi Q2 could be offered with a 2.0-litre EA288 diesel motor that do duty in several other Volkswagen cars. Talking about petrol version, the SUV might come with a 1.8-litre TFSI or 1.4-litre TFSI units. The new Audi crossover offers four different drive modes: Auto, Dynamic, Comfort, and Efficiency. It can be brought either with the front wheel drive (FWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) system. Despite the fact it is meant to serve young city-clad drivers, the SUV has been blessed with sufficient capacity to take off-road ventures. Whenever driver sets the ESC to off-road mode, the car will adapt itself to run under slippery and rough conditions.
• Body Toned Bumpers
• Single Frame Grille With Octagonal Design
• Cubed LED Headlights
• Optional S Line Exteriors Package
• Electric Outside Rear View Mirrors On Both Sides
• Tinted Glasses
• Revised Taillights
• Darkness Sensing Headlights
• LED light package with 10 color options
• MMI Infotainment System Which Can Connect With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
• 12.3-inches TFT Display
• Bang & Olufsen Premium Audio System With 14 Speakers
• Virtual Cockpit System
• Steering Mounted Controls
• Power Windows
• Remote Boot Release
• Air Conditioner With Climate Control
• Service Reminder
• Remote Fuel Filler
• Luggage Lamp
• Rain Sensing Wipers
• Rear Defogger
• Rear Washer And Wiper
• GPS Navigation
• Bluetooth Compatibility
• USB, iPod, and Aux Compatibility
• 6 Airbags
|Width||1,794mm (2,009mm with mirrors)|
With respect to dimensions, the new Q2 small SUV is 4,191mm long, 1,794mm wide and 1,508mm tall. The car sits on 2,601mm of wheelbase. With compact dimensions, the premium SUV stands on 200mm of a ground clearance which is more than sufficient to tackle rugged Indian roads.
Audi has bestowed its latest creation with distinct exterior along with a lieu of several design traits. Designed by Audi’s chief designer, Marc Lichte, the Q2 has very premium appeal. Face is styled quite aggressively with a newly designed single-frame grille with polygon detailing, more prominent headlamps and sharper angles. The C-pillar features R8-style blade while the taillights are completely re-designed. Overall, the SUV differentiates itself from all other members of Audi family in a very clear manner.
The car has a high ground clearance making it pretty suitable for all kind of rough terrains. Audi’s smallest crossover with two pairs of Pirelli P Zero road tyres that ensure its strong off-road capabilities. The Q2 is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB modular platform that also underpins the new Skoda Octavia and the VW Tiguan. This platform will allow Audi to share components with other siblings, which will further help the German automaker price the vehicle aggressively.
Audi has equipped Q2’s interior quite generously. The headroom is more than that of A3 which means tall people will have a good time. The luggage capacity stands at 405-liters and can be extended up to 1050-liters by folding its rear 40:20 folding rear seat. The car can accommodate 5 adult passengers with ease. The dashboard is installed with an MMI infotainment system which has an extra mode for drivers that enables to customize settings as per the preference.
The car also has virtual cockpit along with head-up display which can be customized by the driver. What further add a premium touch to its interior are contrasting stitching, soft-touch plastics, and leather trims. As far as safety is concerned, the 2017 Audi Q2 comes fitted with pedestrian and collision-prevention automatic brakes, a traffic jam assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), cruise control, active lane assist with camera, traffic sign recognition technology, park assist, air bags, and several others.
Front Brakes – Disc
Rear Brakes – Disc
Though there will be no direct rival for the Audi Q2, it could impact the sales of cars priced between Rs 25 lakh – Rs 35 lakh. The only close competitor we see in front of the Q2 is the MINI Countryman.