At the front, a strong image is created by the high-mounted Singleframe grille in octagonal design as well as the large air inlets. Especially eye-catching is the low roof that descends and merges into the C-pillars with color offset blades. The rear body terminates in a dynamic way with a long roof spoiler and a diffuser that has an underbody-protection look.
In profile, the high shoulder line is especially eye-catching as are the concave flanks in the door area. The latter emphasize the wheel housings and thereby the quattro character. The vehicle measures 1510 mm tall and 1790 mm wide. The overhangs are short with a vehicle length of 4190 mm and a wheelbase of 2600 mm. Newly designed 16-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard, and can be optionally increased to 19 inches upon request.
There are three specification levels available at launch; the SE, Sport and S-Line. The Q2 SE is fitted with smartphone interface, MMI radio plus with MMI controller, heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors and white/orange inlays. The sport version get 17-inch alloy wheels, Audi drive select with five operational modes, cruise control, light and rain sensors, sport seats upholstered in cloth, MMI navigation via 7-inch touchscreen and yellow inlays, as well as Manhattan grey or matching body color bumpers.
The top-of-the-line Q2 S-Line features: front, side and rear styling enhancements; 18-inch alloy wheels; LED headlights with DRLs, dynamic sweeping rear indicators, LED interior lighting, inlays finished in brushed aluminium and front sport seats upholstered in cloth/leather upholstery with S embossing on the backrests. A multi-function perforated leather steering is also standard, featuring grey contrasting stitching and S line badging.
The Audi Q2 is as individual as its drivers, inside and out. Many equipment packages, exterior colors and expressive colors for interior trim and seat upholstery allow plenty of creative space for personal configuration. One option is the LED lighting package advanced, in which the interior is staged in a particularly attractive way with illuminated trim elements.
An exclusive Q2 design feature is the contrasting blade on the C-pillars. On SE it is finished in Manhattan grey, in Ice silver on Sport and matt Titanium grey for S line models. The Q2 fulfils the fundamental expectations of an SUV with a high entry, good visibility and a large luggage compartment (405 to 1,050 liters of capacity), yet the driver’s seat position is low in relation to the steering as in an Audi sedan. Optional practical solutions are available such as a power tailgate and a three-way split rear bench backrest with cargo through-loading.
The Q2 is launching with an initial choice of two four-cylinder engines: the 1.6 TDI with 115PS and the Cylinder-on-Demand 1.4 TFSI with 150PS. A three-cylinder 1.0 TFSI with 115PS and a four-cylinder 2.0 TDI with 150PS will become available later in the year. As an alternative to the six-speed manual transmission, Audi will also offer the S tronic dual clutch transmission with seven speeds for all engines bar the 1.0 TFSI (standard for the 2.0 TDI). From mid-2017 a 2.0 TFSI petrol engine allied exclusively to quattro all-wheel-drive and S tronic transmission will be introduced, and at that point it will also be possible to combine the 150PS TDI and TFSI engines with quattro drive.
Along with the optional virtual cockpit and the head-up display, the driver assistance systems for the Audi Q2 also come from the larger Audi models, including the pre sense front with pedestrian recognition, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, traffic jam assist, lane-departure warning system with side assist, lane-keeping assistant with active lane assist, traffic sign recognition and rear cross-traffic assist.
Installed at the rear on the front-wheel drive versions is a semi-independent suspension, while the quattro models have a four-link suspension. Progressive steering is standard in all versions. Finally, Adaptive dampers are available as an option, as is the Audi drive select system.