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Audi Q2 LWB Is Coming To India

In terms of pricing, the all-new Audi Q2 LWB will sit below the current generation Q3.

  • Chhavi Kaushik
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All-new Audi Q2 LWB could be launched in India sometime next year.

While the India launch of the all-new Audi Q2 is due for this year or next, the German carmaker is reportedly planning to bring in the long wheelbase (LWB) version of the crossover. The Audi Q2 LWB model is being developed for the Chinese market. Though, this will also make sense for the SUV obsessed Indian market. One other reason for considering the Q2 LWB for India is the components’ import feasibility. Compared to imports from European markets, the China sourced components are 15% more affordable and the duties and taxes are relatively less.

No official word yet, but the Audi Q2 LWB is likely to hit the India shores sometime next year. Similar to the baby Q, the long wheelbase version will also be feature laden and premium. In terms of pricing, the Audi Q2 LWB will be slightly cheaper than the existing Q3. If launched at this price, it will lock horns against fully-fledged premium SUVs such as Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. In India, the all-new Audi Q2 LWB will target the first time luxury car buyers.

First previewed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Audi Q2 is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform. The baby SUV (standard model) measures 4,191mm in length, 1,794mm in width and 1,508mm in height. While the regular version sits on a 2,601mm of wheelbase, its stretched version will feature a longer one. Though, the proportion details are yet to be revealed. Reports suggest the wheelbase of the Q2 LWB will be below 2,701mm. Read: New Audi A8 Luxury Sedan – All You Need To Know

The German-spec Audi Q2 (standard model) is being offered with three petrol and three diesel engine options. The petrol units include – a 114bhp 1.0-litre TFSI, a 148bhp 1.4-litre TFSI and a 187bhp 2.0-litre TFSI. The diesel variants are available with 114bhp 1.6-litre TDI, 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI and 187bhp 2.0-litre TDI motors.

Sending power to the wheels is a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed S-Tronic automatic gearbox. While the front-wheel drive will come as standard, the Quattro all-wheel drive system will be available only on the 2.0-litre engined models. The India-bound model is likely to be offered with petrol engine only.



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