From BMW to Porsche, everyone has a contender in compact SUV segment and how can Audi be far behind? That is why the company has unveiled the 2018 Audi Q2.
2018 Audi Q2 – Futuristic Design
The 2018 Audi Q2 has typical Audi design elements all over its body. The boxy and bold look is unmistakable. Audi is going to offer this in a dozen exterior colors and accent customization is possible. You may get the C-pillar “Blade” as well as bumpers in five contrast colors. The alloy wheels come in 4 sizes. The octagonal grille and sleek headlamps stand out. It comes in 4 trims- SE, Sport, S line and top end exclusive Edition.
The cabin is lavish and attention to detail can be amazing. Design traces of A3 are there. Even the cargo space is quite good at 405 liters. You get the much touted Audi Virtual Cockpit. Front row space is good but the scene is different from the back row. There are plenty of small item storage cubicles in the cabin. The good thing is back seats have split-folding mechanism. Boot floor height can be a problem for users who are not tall.
The Audi Q2 2018 is laden with amazing amenities and expected safety features, as it is. All trims get DAB radio, USB, Bluetooth, Smartphone support. There is no denying the superiority of the company’s MMI infotainment setup. You can use the multi-function steering wheel to control some aspects of the setup. Music lovers can go for the excellent optional Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Base SE trim gets MMI Radio with a 7-inch display, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, Halogen Headlights, Cruise control. Sport trim gets 17” wheels, Sport seats, Satellite Navigation etc. In S line trim, you get 18” ‘5-spoke Y’ alloy wheels, LED Interior Lighting, LED Headlights, contrast stitching Floor mats etc. In top Edition #1 trim, you get 19″x 8.0J ‘5-arm rotor’ Sport alloy wheels, Black styling package, Quantum gray exterior paint, Extended interior upholstery pack etc.
All trims of 2018 Q2 get safety features like Audi pre-sense front, Multi-collision brake assists, airbag, Electronic Stabilization Control, Anti-theft alarm, Tire pPressure warning light etc.
2018 Audi Q2 – Drivetrain Configuration
The 2018 Audi Q2 comes in a wide range of engine choices. The 1.0-liter TFSI is the best for regular urban driving. However, those into highway driving should opt for the 1.4-liter TFSI that makes 148 hp. The 1.6-liter TDI diesel unit is a good performer. Performance seekers should settle for the 2.0-liter TDI diesel unit. Ride quality can vary across trims owing to a difference in wheel sizes and suspension choices.
2018 Audi Q2 – Price and Release Date
The 2018 Audi Q2 will be made available for sale soon. Top trim pricing is £31,170.
The new Audi Q2 is a great luxury compact SUV that has got many enticing features and styling is spot on. The cabin is well designed and amenities leave little room for grudges. It also comes loaded with suitable power trains. It has every chance to take on category rivals head-on.