The next stage of Q is

Ingolstadt, March 1, 2016

At the Geneva Motor Show (March 3 to 13), Audi presented the Q family, the youngest child. The new Q2 moves logically below the Q3 and will bring features of the upper class in the compact SUV segment.

Slightly smaller than the Q3

The front of the Q2 is dominated by the high positioned single frame grille and the large air intakes. With 1.79 meters, the vehicle is narrower than the big brother Q3 approximately four centimeters. The roof drops long and ends up in a roof edge spoiler. The tail is rounded off by a diffuser with Underride Protection design. The Q2 is almost 19 centimeters with 4.19 meters shorter and with 1.51 metres seven centimetres flatter than the Q3. The wheelbase is 2.60 meters. 405 to 1,050 litres fit depending on the folded down rear seat into the trunk.

Modern facilities

The Interior, Audi emphasizes especially the very low in relation to the steering wheel sitting position, which is similar to the one in a limousine. This is optional as well in the A4 and TT "Audi virtual cockpit" on board. A head-up display is standard installed and projected information on a glass panel in the driver's field of vision. In addition to the Wi-Fi hotspot and the integration of the Smartphone the Q2 especially through the variety of assistance systems to stand out from the competition. Among other things a pedestrian detection with emergency brake function, a traffic jam Assistant and a lane change system, a traffic sign recognition, and a parking Assistant are on board.

Wide engine range

The engines you can choose from a portfolio of six units three diesel and three petrol engines. The smallest engine is a single liter three-cylinder TFSI, followed by a 1.4 - liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI. The diesel engines have a displacement of 1.6 to 2.0 litres. Performance arises as a span of 116 to 190 HP. standard a manual six-speed gearbox is fitted, the s tronic dual clutch transmission is optional. Only the top engines by diesel and gasoline are already innately equipped with a dual-clutch gearbox and the quattro all-wheel drive.

From autumn 2016

The Audi Q2 will roll in autumn 2016 in Europe to the dealers. The compact SUV from mid-2016 is found. The price will most likely start with around 20,000 euros. (mf)