Audi’s stable of Q cars will see another addition in early 2017, with the Q2 being added to the lineup. In a low key event, prior to its official launch, in the centre of Sydney’s redeveloped Barangaroo district, a version of the new Q2 was showcased.
Here’s how the range, with a starting price of $41100, shakes down:
There’s three engines, with a 1.4L TSFI petrol and 110 kW/250 Nm, 2.0L turbo diesel with 110 kW and 340 Nm and a forthcoming 2.0L TSFI powerplant 140 kW/320 Nm.
There’s a solid feature list which includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, MultiMedia Interface Navigation, smartphone interface with voice interface or natural language control. The system offers a data sim card wifi hotspot and incorporates Google Earth maps and Google Search functionality. For the drivers there’s a virtual cockpit, added safety for all in the Audi Presense Plus crash avoidance system, which will recognise objects in front of the vehicle and emergency brake the car from speeds of 85 kmh. This backs up the adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic.
A highlight of the Q2 is the exterior design; it’s compact yet assertive, with a low profile accentuated by width, a sloping roofline with spoiler and an expansive C pillar. At the front os a reinterpretation of Audi’s signature grille, with a polygonal design setting the theme. The flanks have an angular form, almost as if a swathe has been shaved and drings a further distinctiveness to the look, terminating in T shaped LED lit tail lights.
Inside there’s adaptive LED mood lighting, shining through cleverly designed cut throughs in the dash plastic, providing a unique ambience for the Q2. Belying the size of the Q2 is a 405 litre cargo space, going to 1050 litres when the rear seats are folded.
Orders for delivery in February 2017 are now being taken (late September 2016) via http://www.audi.com.au