Audi’s new Q2 promises to bring a wild side to the compact Crossover segment.
Audi has often been dogged for playing it too safe when it comes to the design of its vehicles. The upcoming Audi Q2 unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show seeks to shut the mouths of critics with its radical design. Geometric design elements make for a modern looking compact crossover that has a cute but rugged look to it. The car will also be quite customisable in terms of design, which should keep all the hipster clients happy.
Bold design is not the only thing going for the Q2, various technologies are a key feature for new the car. The much loved Virtual Cockpit will be available as well as Audi’s Presence safety technologies. Part of these safety features is pedestrian detection and vehicle occupant bracing for potential accidents. Other cool media features include a Wifi hotspot and Audi’s Smartphone Interface.
Engines & Drivetrains:
Surprisingly Audi have not left out the 2.0l TFSI engine for this car despite it being quite compact. The choice of a 1.0l three cylinder engine as well as 1.4l will be available. Diesel engines are also included with a choice of a 1.6l as well as a 2.0l TDI being offered. Customers will have a choice between a permanent all wheel drive version and a front wheel drive setup. The Q2 will also feature a revised dual clutch transmission which promises to be more refined.
When when when?
Expect to see the Q2 mid-2017 with the market launch happening early next year. With compact SUV crossovers becoming ever so popular, Audi’s little tyke should do well in the South African motoring climate. The words “compact” doesn’t mean the Q2 will be very small in stature, with a 405-litre luggage compartment, the Q2 will have a big enough boot to make the school run possible.