#untaggable — the all new Audi Q2

2017-03-09 06:00
The Audi Q2.Photo: supplied

The Audi Q2.Photo: supplied

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AUDI South Africa is proud to extend its Q family with a compact SUV, the all new Audi Q2.

An urban vehicle perfect for everyday driving and recreation, bundling youthful styling and technology with a high level of functionality.

The sporty yet compact SUV with all-road genes and coupé design is a new entrant into the premium A0-SUV segment of the market and it’s one all-rounder that is determined not to fit the boxes.

Its distinctive geometric design language exhibits a clear and independent character within the Q family, creating a design that’s sharp and edgy. At the front, a strong image is created by the single-frame grille in octagonal design that is positioned high and complemented by large air inlets. Especially eye-catching is the low roof that descends and merges into the C-pillars with colour-offset blades which accentuate the sportiness of the Audi Q2.

The interior of the Audi Q2 continues the angular design language of the exterior and offers space for five occupants. It instantly impresses with the top-quality materials and workmanship that is customary at Audi, as well as its exemplary ergonomics.

A number of sophisticated driver assistance systems are also available for the Audi Q2 for the first time in the A0 segment. The Audi pre-sense front uses radar to recognise hazardous situations that can occur with pedestrians or other vehicles in front of the car. The system warns the driver and initiates hard braking if necessary — down to a standstill at low speeds.

Audi South Africa will offer a range of two petrol engines and one diesel engine for the Audi Q2. The smallest petrol engine in the Q2 line-up is the 1.0 TFSI.

Above that is the 1.4 TFSI, producing 110 kW and 250 Nm of torque and it also comes with cylinder on demand (COD) technology. Combined with the manual six-speed transmission, the COD system deactivates the second and third cylinder at loads of up to 100 Nm and while coasting when engine speed is between 2 000 rpm and 3 200 rpm.

The sole diesel engine on offer is in the form of the 2.0 TDI, producing 105 kW and 350 Nm of torque. This engine will only be available in S tronic transmission.

The 1.4T FSI engine was available at launch in February in South Africa, while the 1.0T FSI and 2.0TDI engines will follow in May 2017.

Additionally, a Sport trim line is available optionally on the 1.0T FSI, while this trim is standard on the 1.4T FSI and 2.0TDI.

Q2 customers can configure the look of their car according to their wishes in many aspects. Add-on parts give the SUV a sporty or typical off-road appearance. The Q2 is further differentiated through the Audi exclusive programme or by fitting the S line sport package.

Audi genuine accessories, either as factory-installed options or retrofit equipment from an Audi partner, offer additional customisation solutions for many areas of the body. They include add-on parts of carbon, the off-road style package and film designs.

A limited run of Q2 Edition #1 models will be available in the third quarter of 2017.

The Edition #1 package will comprise of the sporty S line exterior package, body colour in Quantam Grey, C pillar in black with white rings, 19-inch black rotor wheels and LED headlights, among other interior-design enhancements. — Supplied.



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