Audi has showcased the fourth and the smallest entrant in its Q range, at Geneva. The Q2 crossover, based on the MQB platform, is an urban vehicle positioned below the Q3 and as an UV option for those looking for an alternative to the entry-level premium sedans.
While the styling isn’t radically different from rest of the Audi Q range, it does look younger and more energetic, hiding the fact that it is built to cost. The front gets the standard single-frame grille at the front, but has couple of more angles on the lower portion almost making it look octagonal. This is small car with length of under 4.2 metres – 20cm less than the A3 sedan. The width is similar to the sedan and the height is just 10cm more, which isn’t a lot at 1.51 metres.
Targeting young buyers, Audi will be offering this car in host of vibrant colour options like yellow, red and blue. Also there will be lot of customisation options both for the exterior and interior, like dual tone roof and body coloured inserts for the dashboard.
The interior is pretty similar to that of the Audi A3 with circular AC vents and tablet-like screen on top of the dashboard. The wheelbase of the Q2 is marginally less than the A3 sedan, though it will offer more headroom. The boot at 405litres isn’t small either, plus it can be expanded with 40:20:40 split foldable second row.
The smallest of the Audi Q2 will get 1.4-litre TFSI unit producing 148bhp, while the larger options will include 2.0-litre TFSI unit producing 187bhp. The diesel range for now will have the 1.6-litre TDI unit producing 115bhp and the 2.0-litre TDI producing 148bhp. There will be Quattro AWD option for the top-spec variants, while the rest are front-wheel drive powered by the seven-speed S-Tronic gearbox.
The Q2 will be launched in Europe in the third quarter of 2016, the India debut should happen early next year with prices starting around Rs 25 lakh.