Form an orderly queue: First Audi Q2 crossovers available now
It’s here. After endless speculation and waiting, everything you ever wanted to know about Audi’s first crossover has been announced.
It’s available to order online now via ContractHireAndLeasing.com and the first UK cars arrived on these shores on 12 November.
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While its quality and badge certainly live up to the four-ringed badge, it’s the smallest SUV the company has offered to date, and is more akin size-wise to the Citroen C4 Cactus than its Q3 and Q5 siblings.
Four trims from launch
At launch, there are three trim levels for the Q2, plus an ‘Edition #1’ range-topping special edition to commemorate the car’s launch. Priced from £20,230, entry-level SE specification features Bluetooth connectivity, integrated smartphone applications, 16in alloy wheels and air conditioning.
Mid-range Sport trim adds a £1,550 premium, but comes with 17in alloy wheels, cruise control, sport seats, integrated navigation system with seven-inch central display screen. Audi’s innovative MMI driver’s display is also available.
From £26,180, S-Line trim is the current range-topping variant, and adds accoutrements such as 18in alloy wheels, LED headlamps and rear lights, dynamic sweeping rear indicators, brushed aluminium trim, front half-leather seats upholstered with “ S” and a multifunction leather sports steering wheel.
Options include Audi’s brilliant Virtual Cockpit system – also used in the latest TT – which places a 12.3-inch digital screen that replaces analogue speed and tachometers.
It still displays the necessary info, but allows the driver to operate the sat-nav more clearly, or adjust the stereo and trip computer as easily as possible.
There’s driver assistance packages on offer too, which include Adaptive cruise control, Stop&Go Traffic Jam Assist, Audi Active Lane Assist, cross-traffic assist and an emergency braking system.
The ‘Edition #1’ is a one-off trim and will be priced from £31,170. It’ll include 19in sport alloy wheels, S-Line body kit, contrasting matte grey bumpers, black exterior highlights, full Nappa leather upholstery and ambient interior lighting.
Wide-ranging engine line up
A wide-ranging engine line up kicks off with the frugal 1.0-litre TFSI petrol engine seen in many of Volkswagen Group’s newest models, including the new A3.
A 1.4-litre TSI is also available and can get to 62mph from rest in under 9 seconds, but it’s the 2.0-litre TFSI you’ll want if you value power and refinement over efficiency.
Elsewhere, diesel fans can choose between the 1.6- and 2.0-litre TDI engines which produce 108 and 148bhp respectively which bot offer the lowest running costs on the options list.
Minus the 1.0-litre petrol, all power plants are four cylinder units and can be specced with a six-speed manual or a sevel speed DSG automatic gearbox.
Audi’s head of design Marc Lichte commented: “In the Q2, we have developed a distinctively geometric form language with model-specific design characteristics. The car exhibits an independent character within the Q family.”
If you like the look of this classy crossover, personal lease deals on the Q2 can be found here.