Audi Continues Effortless Styling Mantra With Q2 Updates
If you really want an Audi, at a non-astronomical cost, that will meet your daily transport needs with practicality to spare, then perhaps you should consider the Audi Q2 compact SUV. No. You should only ever consider the Audi Q2 and none other, because at £23,500 for the entry-level Technik gets you Audi style at an affordable price point. However, Audi feels it’s time to update the Q2 and as with all mid-cycle upgrades, the changes are subtle but no less eye-catching. The exterior has been “carefully resculpted” which is Audi speak for new front and rear light clusters and head/rear light clusters. The cabin offers enhanced equipment, improved web-based Audi connect functionality and an expanded portfolio of driver assistance features. Technik, Sport, S line, Black Edition and particularly extensively equipped Vorsprung versions of the new generation Q2 will become available to order in October and will reach their first customers in the autumn.
All versions include powered tailgate operation, the Audi Smartphone Interface, rear parking sensors and cruise controlLED headlamps as standard. Top-spec Vorsprung versions are further upgraded to incorporate dynamic indicators Matrix LED headlamps which incorporates anti-dazzle technology. The colour palette available for the compact SUV has also expanded to include five new shades: Apple green makes its debut with Audi here, and Manhattan grey, Navarra blue, arrow grey and Turbo blue
On the inside minor design upgrades have been made to the air vents, gear lever and S tronic (automatic) lever. The door panels are freshened by new fabrics and the seats offer more comfort now that electric four-way lumbar support is standard right across the UK range. Sport, S line and Black Edition models are equipped with Audi’s fully digital virtual cockpit with its 12.3-inch binnacle display and 8.3 inch MMI navigation plus infotainment system which voice control.
MMI navigation plus includes an LTE module for fast data transmission and introduces the many internet-derived benefits of Audi connect into the Q2, including online traffic, weather and local fuel pricing information and Google Earth navigation mapping. Audi smartphone-enabled connect remote & control, allows the owner to lock the vehicle remotely or check the fuel fill level and range, for example.
Sport, S line and Black Edition models are enhanced by additions such as front sport seats, those in the latter two variants finished with a cloth and leather combination upholstery, and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system. Black Edition models are enhanced with front sport seats, black styling treatment for many exterior details, combined with larger 19-inch alloy wheels for maximum visual street cred.
At launch, the new generation Q2 will be available with the powerful 1.5 150PS/250NM TFSI petrol engine. A a manual six-speed transmission as standard, with the seven-speed S tronic available as an option. Further TDI and TFSI engines will be added before the end of the year.