Audi have unveiled a small urban SUV scheduled to reach Australia in about 12 months.
Audi claims the Q2 is the all-round SUV with an urban focus, and it is likely to become a popular option in Australia’s hot-selling SUV market.
“We have specifically developed the Q2 for young customers,” says Professor Rupert Stadler, Audi AG chairman of the Board of Management. “It’s looks distinguish it as a model with attitude and this compact SUV blends the technical expertise of our brand with everyday utility and emotional character.”
“In the Audi Q2 we have developed a distinctively geometric form language with the model-specific design characteristics,” says head of Audi Design Marc Lichte. “The car exhibits an independent character within the Q family.”
The Audi Q2 will have six engine options to cater to varying global preferences but the smaller and more efficient options are least likely to make it to Australia.
The biggest engines are 2.0-litre turbo fours, one a petrol-burner and the other a diesel, both punching out peak power of 140kW.
Q2s with these engines come standard with a seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission and quattro.
AWD is also an option with the turbo 1.4-litre petrol and low-power version of the turbo diesel, both with 110kW. Below these are a turbo 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol and a 1.6-litre turbo diesel four, both with 85kW delivered to the front wheels only.
Audi Australia hasn’t confirmed pricing for the new model as yet, but with Q3 pricing starting around the $42,000 mark, expect the Q2 to sit between the Q3 and the light A1 hatch, which starts at $26,900 and tops out at $39,900.