The fourth member of the successful Audi Q family has made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Audi team have taken a bold new styling direction with a sharp and progressive look that they hope they will appeal to a younger audience. The front features a high-mounted singleframe grille in an octagonal design as well as large air inlets. An eye-catching low roof descends and merges into the C-pillars with colour offset blades. On the rear you'll find a long roof spoiler and a diffuser that has an underbody-protection look.
The Q2 will launch in the UK with an option of five different engines from a 1.0 litre three-cylinder TFSI to a 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel engine. You will also have the choice of six-speed manual transmission or the S tronic dual clutch transmission with seven speeds on all engine types. A semi-independent suspension is installed at the rear on the front-wheel drive versions and quattro versions have a four-link suspension. Standard in all versions you'll find progressive steering which varies the steering gear ratio as a function of steering input meaning the ratio is made more direct with large steering movements. Adaptive dampers come as an optional extra, as does Audi drive select which allows you to set an individual characteristic for the Q2.
Along with Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display you'll find a wide range of driver assistance systems in the Q2. Audi pre sense front comes as standard and provides a system that recognises potential collisions with vehicles and pedestrians and has the ability to initiate hard braking bringing the vehicle to a standstill at low speeds. Other systems that are due to be available include adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, traffic jam assist, lane departure warning system, traffic sign recognition and rear cross-traffic assist.
Inside the Q2 the driver benefits from a standard MMI screen positioned high on the instrument panel. The infotainment system is controlled by a rotary control and two buttons on the centre tunnel or by voice control that can understand natural language. Adding MMI navigation plus with MMI touch gives the driver a touchpad they can use on the central control element.
The Audi Q2 is as individual as each driver and a variety of equipment packages, exterior, seat upholstery and interior trim colours allows you to personalise the car exactly to your own tastes. More information on the Q2, including pricing and open for order dates will be available in the coming months. To register your interest please contact your nearest Lookers Audi centre.