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    Audi Q2

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    Standard 40 TFSI quattro
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    ₹ 35.02 Lakh
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    Audi Q2 Key Specifications

    Price₹ 35.02 Lakh onwards
    Engine1984 cc
    TransmissionAutomatic (Dual Clutch)
    Fuel TypePetrol
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Audi Q2 Summary

    Audi has unveiled their smallest SUV yet at the Geneva Motor Show. Built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, the Q2 will sit under the Q3 in the German manufacturer’s SUV portfolio. The compact SUV has been built with an intent to make luxury SUVs more approachable for buyers.

    Audi Q2 Right-Front-Three-Quarter

    The Q2 is a compact SUV and at 4191mm, it sits between the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and the Renault Duster in terms of length and for that matter, the overall size. In spite of its puny dimensions, the Q2 looks its part as an SUV with the big not-exactly-hexagonal front grille and a chunky air dam sitting below it. The projector headlamps have integrated LED DRLs. The bash plate below the air dam, the skirt cladding around the car and another bash-plate on the rear bumper add brawn to the SUV. The side profile is estate-like with the large wheels and flared wheel arches giving it the SUV feel.

    Well, it is an Audi and the interior will be luxurious. Being an entry-level car, the equipment list will be slightly curtailed, but dual-zone climate control, cruise control, power seats, electrically operated wing mirrors and an optional sunroof will be available. The interior is dressed in black and gets body coloured highlights. The infotainment system gets a display screen that sits on the dash, above the round AC vents. The twin-pod instrument cluster has an MID that reads out the vitals.

    The Audi Q2 is offered with a variety of engine options globally. But in India, you may have the popular 2.0-litre TDI with the 148bhp setup with an optional Quattro all-wheel-drive. There is also a chance of the 1.6-litre four cylinder oil-burner making a debut in Audi cars in India. As for the petrol options, you may get the 1.4-litre TSI from the Jetta working under the Audi hood. All the engines will be mated to the seven-speed S-Tronic dual clutch gearbox.

    The Audi Q2 targets the Mercedes GLA and the BMW X1 globally and in India, we will have it competing with the Mini Countryman as well as the Volvo V40 Cross Country. The Q2 will go on sale globally in November and will take at least one more year to hit the Indian shores.

    Audi Q2 Price

    Audi Q2 price starts at ₹ 35.02 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 48.90 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for Q2 ranges between ₹ 35.02 Lakh - ₹ 48.90 Lakh.

    VersionsEx-Showroom priceSpecificationsCompare

    Q2 Standard 40 TFSI quattro

    ₹ 35.02 Lakh
    1984 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch)
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    Q2 Premium 40 TFSI quattro

    ₹ 40.90 Lakh
    1984 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch)
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    Q2 Premium Plus I 40 TFSI quattro

    ₹ 44.65 Lakh
    1984 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch)
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    Q2 Premium Plus II 40 TFSI quattro

    ₹ 45.15 Lakh
    1984 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch)
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    Q2 Technology 40 TFSI quattro

    ₹ 48.90 Lakh
    1984 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch)
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Option of multiple variants to choose from
      • The most affordable Four Rings on sale
      • Powerful TFSI motor and Quattro AWD
    • Could be Better
      • Higher-spec variants are expensive
      • Not the most spacious cabin
      • Small boot

    Q2 Verdict

    Audi Q2 is the newest addition to the German carmaker’s Q line-up and is the smallest one to date. It’s powered by a powerful 180bhp 2.0-litre TFSI motor paired to Quattro AWD so that takes care of the performance. The Q2 also comes with a long list of features and has a choice of five trim levels. But the higher-spec models are expensive. And the cabin isn’t the most spacious one in the business. But as a Baby Q, the all-new Q2 is a viable buy for those who want a Four Rings in their driveway.  

    Q2 Review

    Consider the Audi Q2 as a ‘high-riding European supermini’ and a ‘raised hot hatch’, as find out in our First Drive Review

    Engine and Performance

    Front View

    Power for the Q2 comes from the tried-and-tested 2.0-litre EA888 TFSI unit which also does duties in many other cars under the Volkswagen Group umbrella. It is good for 188bhp at 4,200rpm while the torque is rated at 320Nm accessible from 1,500rpm. All of the firepower is channelled to the front-based Quattro AWD system through a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic. Since the Q2 takes a CBU route to India, this similar configuration has been offered in the international markets for quite some time now.

    Engine Shot

    This means that the refinement levels of the motor are top-notch. It’s a proven engine and has won many laurels in its long years of service. Surprisingly, its punchy nature doesn’t become evident right off the line. In fact, it feels pretty docile and usable at low revs. But go hard on the throttle and the motor is capable of gently shoving you back into the seat and catapulting forward in a linear fashion. You’d have to wait a moment before that happens though, for the turbo takes its time to spool up which happens closer to 2,000rpm. But post that, the sprightly and high-revving nature of the TFSI wants to race towards the redline at any given chance. As for the performance, Audi claims a 0-100kmph time in just 6.5 seconds. And the Baby Q can reach top speeds of 228kmph.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Complementing the engine is VW Group’s eminent seven-speed DCT unit. There won’t be much disagreement when talking about this gearbox’s seamless and lightning-quick shifting. Be it ambling around at city speeds or going wild when the lights turn green, the DCT is seamless and responsive. Even in quick kickdown, it's smooth and unannounced. But if we are to nitpick, the only time this gearbox won’t be its usual quick-self (it’d still be seamless nonetheless) is if it’s caught by surprise when pushed hard in the efficiency/comfort mode.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    There’s also a sport and a manual mode with paddle shifter. In the former, the gearbox holds on to a cog for slightly longer to give you an extra shove. And the paddle shifters had little to no lag when shifting. This brings us to Audi’s Drive Select driving modes. There are five driving modes available here – efficiency, comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual. Each mode can alter two parameters – engine/gearbox and steering – with three levels of configuration – comfort, auto, and dynamic. In the efficiency or comfort mode, the engine feels rather restrained. But shift to dynamic mode, and there’s a slight eagerness added to the throttle response. As for the sound, it’s not the most sonorous motor.

    Ride and Handling

    Left Side View

    Being an Audi, the Q2 rides like how a proper Q car’s ought to. It feels solid, absorbing everything from small creases to erratic irregularities despite its underlying stiff setup. Going over crater-sized potholes didn’t bother the Q2 much either, thanks to its 200mm ground clearance. Even the poise of a solid German car is felt at highway speeds. It’s surprising how the European suspension setup of the Q2, which hasn’t been altered for the Indian markets, performs fairly well on our roads. 

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    That said, there’s slight body roll present but nothing that would upset its hot hatch demeanour. And the grippy tyres coupled to Quattro add confidence when you want to push the Q2 through some corners. We couldn’t take the Q2 to some rougher terrains to gauge its off-road capabilities. But we assume that it could easily tackle a rally stage without breaking a sweat.

    Left Front Three Quarter

    When in the efficiency or comfort mode, the steering feels light and easy to maneuver at slower speeds. But it weighs up considerably when you dial it to dynamic. One issue here is that the steering in dynamic mode feels too heavy for city usage. Solution – the individual mode. Since it lets you select a different setting for steering and engine, it’s best to keep the former in comfort and the latter in the dynamic for an ameliorate combination. That said, the steering is slightly slow off centre but past that it’s direct and helps the Q2 change directions without much delay. Lastly, the brakes on our test car also managed to impress with its strong bite and no sign of fading even after an entire day of driving.

    Right Side View

    Interior Space and Quality

    Dashboard

    Sit inside the Q2, which is fairly easy to get into, and you are reminded that this is not the modern Audi cabin. It oozes quality nonetheless, but you are constantly reminded that the newer Four Rings model have a much more sophisticated and modern cabin. Whereas, what you get here is a half a decade old interior with bits and pieces shared with some Volkswagen models. Keep that thought aside for a while and you’d notice how well this cabin has aged. Not surprisingly then the decade-old yet clutter-free layout is reminiscent of a time when Audi used to make the R8. So, resemblance like the flatbottom steering, centre console, or that unique orb for a gear knob harks back to the last generation of RS models.

    Center Console/Centre Console Storage

    The surface on the inside feels tactile and built-to-last. Meanwhile, the seats offer good support, but when paying upwards of half a crore we expected at least electric adjustments. Otherwise, visibility is good and you sit higher than a usual sedan/hatchback which helps too. The centre console is laid out with the right number of buttons and switches – any more and it would have felt cluttered. This includes a control for MMI screen stacked atop the dash. It isn’t a touch unit and has a dated interface. And we wish it gave out more information too. Another highlight is the all-digital instrument cluster with configurable views, but it seems a tad inferior in terms of graphics when compared to the screen in other Audis. As for practicality, there’s ample space around the centre console, under the armrest, and on door pockets for all your knick-knacks.

    Second Row Seats

    Move to the back seat and space here is good enough for two adults. There’s just enough headroom for me (I am 5.5’) and sufficient knee space too. But more under-thigh support was needed. Weirdly though the backrest angle felt quirkily upright, robbing you of the expected comfort for a long haul. Boot space of 400+ litres is large and usable with no obstruction and low loading lip height. And if the need arises, the back seat gets 40:20:40 split-fold, expanding the cargo space up to 1,050 litres.

    Bootspace

    Features and Equipment

    Instrument Cluster

    Included in the feature list of top-spec Q2 are multifunction LED headlamps and taillamps, large sunroof, leather-wrapped steering, digital driver’s display, MMI system with navigation and smartphone connectivity, wireless charger, two-zone climate control, a rearview camera, and ambient lighting. In terms of safety, there’re six airbags, TPMS, ABS with ESC, head restrain, ISOFIX, and an electric parking brake.

    Infotainment System

    Things the Q2 misses out on includes electric front seats, touchscreen system, connectivity features, a 360-degree camera, and we’d have liked larger sunroof, better graphics for digital driver’s display, better-looking wheels, and some stylish body kit to go with it.

    Conclusion

    Front View

    What's absolutely likeable about the Q2 is the way it drives. You buy the Audi Q2 for its powertrain and it drives just like a European supermini should, with an added fun-to-drive factor. Although it’s a crossover, it’s best not to consider it one. Then there’s the price tag. This top-spec model, with all its bells and whistles, is close to Rs 62 lakh, on-road Mumbai. That’s a lot of money for not a lot of car. There are viable options in India for a significantly lesser price. And the Q2 needs to be better equipped still to justify that price tag.

    Rear Logo

    Another turn down is the fact that Audi didn’t bring in the facelifted Q2 to India which is already out in the international markets. For what it is, the Q2 makes sense for someone who loves driving and wants an Audi parked in the driveway. 

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    Q2 Colours

    Audi Q2 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Tango Red Metallic
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    FAQs About Audi Q2

    Q: What is the on road price of Q2?

    The on-road price of Q2 in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 41.64 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 57.57 Lakh.The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Q2 and X1?

    Q2 price start at ₹ 35.02 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1984 cc engine. Whereas X1 price start at ₹ 42.32 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1998 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Q2 top model?

    Top model of Q2 is Technology 40 TFSI quattro and the ex-showroom for Q2 Technology 40 TFSI quattro is ₹ 48.90 Lakh.

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    Audi Q2 Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 45.40 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 44.60 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 41.64 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 45.40 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 45.40 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 42.63 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 40.01 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 42.20 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 39.82 Lakh onwards

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