Audi is set to shake-up the compact SUV segment with confirmation the all-new Q2 will launch in late February starting from $41,100 (plus on-road costs).
Styling showcases a new direction for Audi with its sharp edges, low roofline with an integrated spoiler, contrasting C-pillar blades and an octagonal version of Audi's Singleframe grille.
Headlining the range at first will be a limited-run Q2 Launch Edition model (pictured) in exclusive Quantum Grey paint with S-Line exterior styling, plus 19-inch alloy wheels, a black/Manhattan Grey interior and powered by the 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre four-cylinder TFSI petrol engine. Priced at $49,900 (plus on-road costs) the Audi Q2 Launch Edition also boasts a comprehensive list of driver assistance systems including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, active lane and side assist.
The regular range kicks-off with the front-wheel-drive Q2 Design 1.4 TFSI S-tronic, priced at $41,100. Standard equipment is impressive - leather seats, MMI navigation, autonomous emergency braking, rear-view camera, Bluetooth and smartphone interface, voice control, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning and the Audi Parking System Plus.
Audi Connect, including a Wi-Fi hotspot, Google Earth, and Google Search functionality, will be included across the range.
Other technology includes a rear cross-traffic system, active lane assist, lane-keeping assistant and lane-departure warning.
Diesel power comes in the form of the all-wheel-drive Audi Q2 Sport quattro with the 110kW/240Nm 2.0 TDI engine which is priced at $47,900 (plus on-road costs). Extra standard features include sports seats, an electric tailgate and the added safety of Audi Side Assist.
“The highly anticipated all-new Audi Q2 will establish itself as a unique offering in the premium compact SUV segment,” revealed Audi Australia boss Andrew Doyle. “It will open up the Audi brand to a new range of young and young-at-heart buyers.”
“This new model will exceed customer expectations of how an Audi should look, thanks to its polygonal design language, and what it should offer, thanks to a suite of infotainment and connectivity technologies,” Mr Doyle added.
Q2 Design 1.4 TFSI S-tronic - $41,100
Q2 Sport 2.0 TDI Quattro S-tronic - $47,900
Q2 Launch Edition 1.4 TFSI S-tronic - $49,900
Pricing excludes on-road costs.