- The all-new Audi Q2 model range to start from $41,100 (MLP)*
- Three engines available, including quattro all-wheel drive technology
- Progressive technology, sophisticated design and sporty dynamics make the new Q2 a true Audi
Barangaroo, 21 September, 2016 – The all-new Audi Q2 – the newest member of the highly successful Audi SUV family – will arrive in Australia in February 2017. Featuring a starting price of $41,100 (MLP), the Q2 will be the most attainable Audi SUV ever, following in the footsteps of the iconic Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 models.
Even with its highly competitive pricing, the all-new Audi Q2 will be equipped with a generous array of standard features including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), MMI Navigation, bluetooth and smartphone interface, voice control and parking system plus with rear view camera.
In addition to these important technologies, the new Q2 will feature an attractive ‘Design line’ styling package, including contrasting high-gloss elements and 17-inch alloy wheels. Additional high-value option packages combining styling, technology, convenience features and driver assistance systems will also be offered.
“The all-new Audi Q2 urban SUV will appeal to a new range of young and young-at-heart buyers,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia.
“This new model will exceed customer expectations of how an Audi should look, thanks to its progressive polygonal design language, and what it should offer, thanks to a suite of infotainment and connectivity technologies. We are very pleased to be launching this game-changing vehicle to Australia in such a competitive package.
“In every sense, our newest and most attainable SUV model is a true Audi. It is as sophisticated as our luxury class models, bringing new levels of technology, connectivity and luxury to the compact premium SUV segment.”
The new Audi Q2 model range will be offered with three engines. The entry level 1.4 TFSI model features fuel-saving Cylinder-on-Demand technology that shuts down two of the four cylinders under light throttle loads. It develops 110kW/250Nm and returns frugal fuel efficiency of 5.2 litres per 100km (in Europe). In addition, two models will be offered with quattro all-wheel drive, including a 2.0 TDI model with 110kW/340Nm and later on, a 2.0 TFSI model with 140kW/320Nm. All three models share the sporty seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard.
The all-new Q2 has yet to be rated by Euro NCAP or ANCAP, but Audi is targeting a 5-star rating.
The design of the new Audi Q2 gives it a powerful stance. It is angular and edgy when viewed from the front and the large Singleframe grille in octagonal design imbues strength and dynamism. The low roofline is very eye-catching, and descends into a long roof spoiler which is supported by contrasting ‘blades’ at the C pillar. This contrast accentuates the sportiness of the Audi Q2.
Along with the game-changing Audi ‘virtual cockpit’ and convenient head-up display, the driver assistance systems for the Audi Q2 come directly from the upper luxury classes. The Audi pre sense plus (AEB) system recognises critical situations with other vehicles, as well as pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle, while driving at speeds of up to 85 km/h. If necessary, Audi pre sense plus can initiate hard braking – to a standstill – at low speeds. Other systems in the line-up include adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, the lane-departure warning system Audi side assist, the lane-keeping assistant Audi active lane assist, and cross-traffic assist rear which supports the driver while reversing out of tight situations.
The Q2 sports Audi’s intelligent, intuitive Multi Media Interface (MMI), an infotainment and navigation system, which can be operated by a rotary/push-button control and a touchpad (on MMI Navigation plus) on the central control element. In addition, the system can be conveniently controlled by voice, known as natural language operation, and the integrated MMI search. Audi Connect, Google Earth and Google Search functionality, along with a Wi-Fi hotspot, enables surfing and streaming with mobile devices.
The Q2 fulfills fundamental expectations of an SUV with a seating position that affords good visibility, and a large luggage compartment with 405 litres of capacity (or up to 1,050 litres of capacity with rear seats folded down).
The Audi Q2 is as individual as its drivers – inside and out. Many equipment packages, exterior colours and expressive interior trim colours and elements are available, as well as LED interior lighting packages which allow plenty of creative space for personal configuration.
The all new Audi Q2 is available for ordering now, and the first Australian customer deliveries of the new Audi Q2 will commence in February 2017.
The first Audi Q2 in Australia is now embarking on a pop-up roadshow of the eastern states and will be able to be viewed at the venues below:
Sept 20-23 Barangaroo, Sydney
Sept 24 Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney
Sept 28-Oct 4 Primavera Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Oct 12-16 James St Resort, Brisbane
Oct 17-20 Pacific Fair, Gold Coast
Oct 27-30 Melbourne Emporium, Melbourne
The all-new Audi Q2 is available to order now.
*MLP – Manufacturer’s List Price (excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)