Press - August 2017

Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI Quattro released, but will it be available in South Africa?

Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI Quattro

Earlier this year, Audi released the Q2 in South Africa. It’s quite unique to the Audi range in terms of styling as it follows Audi’s new design language – a language which has not yet seemed to filter through entirely to other new models.

At launch, the Q2 was released with three engine choices, a 1.0-litre TFSI, 1.4-litre TFSI and the 2.0-litre TDI Quattro. These three variants were good options, unless you loved the Q2’s looks but yearned for something with a little more oomph in the drivetrain department.

If that is the case, then you will be pleased to know that Audi have announced the introduction of another drivetrain option for the Q2. This new variant will feature Audi’s well-known 2.0-litre TFSI motor, linked to the Quattro all wheel drive system. This new model will produce around 140 kW which results in a 0 – 100 km/h time of 6,5 seconds, making it the fastest Q2 model currently available.

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Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI Quattro

The 2.0 TFSI variant can be specced as either S-Line or Edition #1 but don’t let this worry you just yet as we are unsure if this model will be available in South Africa. Audi SA have confirmed that they are evaluating the decision but as of yet, no word. This could be for a variety of reasons with one of them being price. South Africa has a unique market and with this new model costing anything from £30,000 (R524,800) for the S-Line and £36,000 (R629,770) for the Edition #1, it may just prove to be too expensive for the South African market.

Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI Quattro

From our side, we think the Audi Q2 is a vehicle which boasts a great design and a really nice  driving experience, albeit a little expensive. We would love to see a sportier variant available as it would really emphasize the Q2’s fun and sporty nature. Time will tell, keep in touch on social media for the latest news.


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