Audi’s smallest SUV, the Q2, has been updated and it looks better than ever.
“Audi has now refreshed the car, giving the exterior an even more distinctive profile with striking details as part of three different trim lines,” said the company.
The Q2 will officially go on sale in South Africa from 1 June 2021.
The compact Q2 is now 17mm longer than its predecessor – measuring at 4.2m long, 2.6m wide, and 1.5m tall.
The polygon shape from the front has been pasted at the back, too, said Audi, with the bumper getting an integrated angular diffuser insert with large pentagons on both sides.
At the front, the octagonal grille has been moved slightly lower than before – and the implied air inlets have been given an aggressive redesign which makes the front appear wider and angrier than before.
Onlookers with keen eyes will be able to spot the various trim lines through these exterior signs:
- Basic trim – Lower body bits painted in grained black with a body-coloured C-pillar blade, LED headlights, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
- Advanced trim – Manhattan grey body bits and C-pillar blade, 17-inch alloys, LED headlights and rear lights.
- S line – Body-coloured bits with platinum grey C-pillar blade, 18-inch alloys, LED headlights and rear lights, and sports suspension.
The five available exterior colours are then Apple Green, Navarra Blue, Manhattan Grey, Turbo Blue, and Arrow Grey.
In the power department, the Q2 35TFSI line-up is driven by a 1.4-litre, turbo-petrol motor that has an output of 110kW and 250Nm.
Drive is handled by an 8-speed tiptronic gearbox, with power sent to the front wheels.
The sprint from 0-100km/h takes 8.8 seconds, and top speed comes in at 213km/h.
To further improve driving dynamics, every Q2 is now fitted with progressive steering as standard and five drive modes.
“It thereby ensures excellent handling while maneuvering and a great driving experience on winding roads,” said Audi.
“With roughly 20cm of ground clearance, the compact SUV also does well on unpaved roads. The ESC stabilization control has an integrated offroad mode.”
It must be noted that the sports suspension option will lower your Q2 by 10mm if it is fitted.
Every Q2 comes with fabric seats as standard, with the Advanced and S line trims being fitted with Sport seats.
However, an updated leather or artificial leather option is available for the top-end models.
Standard equipment across the range includes:
- Cruise control
- Rear parking sensors
- Automatic air conditioning
- Leather multifunction steering wheel
- Analogue instrument cluster with multi-information colour display
The Audi music interface then takes care of entertainment and connectivity via a touch display on the dash, with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included.
An optional Bang & Olufsen sound system is also available, as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with integrated navigation.
According to Audi, the Q2 can accommodate five passengers, while the luggage compartment holds 405 litres of cargo.
If you’re more into hauling goods than people, you can put down the rear seats to expand total cargo space to 1,050 litres.
The South African pricing and model line-up for the new Audi Q2 range is as follows:
- Audi Q2 35TFSI Launch Edition – R519,500
- Audi Q2 35TFSI – R545,500
- Audi Q2 35TFSI Advanced – R567,500
- Audi Q2 35TFSI S Line – R581,500
Every model is sold with a 5-year/100,000km Audi Freeway Plan.