Audi Q2 makes an appearance at the Bogota Auto Show 2016
The smallest SUV from Audi, the Q2 recently made an appearance at the Bogota Auto Show 2016 held in Columbia. Although it made its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and has already hit the UK market, it has not yet been launched in most of the countries including India. But it is confirmed that it will be launched in India. According to some reports the Q2 for India can be a Long Wheel-Base (LWB) version of the model currently sold in UK. When launched in India, the Q2 will be the cheapest offering from the German carmaker. It will be targeted to the Young Urban Population of India.
Audi Q2 Expected Launch Date in India
The Q2 was launched in the UK just a few weeks ago, therefore looking at Audi’s history in India, it may take a few more months to finally launch the Q2 in India. There are no confirmations from Audi regarding the launch date, but we can expect the launch before the end of 2017.
Audi Q2 Expected Price in India
|SE Grade||INR 25 lakhs|
|Sport Grade||INR 30 lakh|
|S Line Grade||INR 35 lakh|
The Q2 will be the most affordable product from Audi followed by the A3 sedan. Audi is planning to manufacture the components in China, therefore the prices may be even lower than expected.
Audi Q2 Images
Audi Q2 India Specifications
|Petrol Mill||1,0 litre TFSI|
|Max Power||115 bhp|
|Diesel Mill||2.0-litre TDI Diesel|
|Max Power||148bhp & 187bhp|
|Gearbox||6-speed Manual, 7-speed Automatic & S Tronic Dual-Clutch|
At the time of launch there will be only two engine options, a 1 litre 3cylinder TFSI Petrol and a 2 litre TDI Diesel. You could be able to opt for either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed Automatic transmission on both the fuel options. A 1.4 litre Petrol and a 1.6 litre Diesel will later join the lineup. A7-speed Dual-Clutch transmission option will also be made available with the top spec variant.
Like all the present gen Audis, the Q2 will also come equipped with various driving modes such as Auto, Comfort, Efficiency and Dynamic. The Efficiency mode will reduce the performance and focus on more efficiency, while the dynamic mode will increase the responsiveness of the engine therefore increasing the performance, and the comfort mode will modulate the steering and the engine responsiveness in such a way to ensure maximum comfort. And if you can’t decide, just leave it in the Auto mode, the car itself will modulate its performance depending on your way of driving.
Although the car is targeted to the young urban population, still it can do moderate off-roading, thanks to the increased ground clearance of 200mm and the intelligent ESC system.
Audi Q2 Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||200 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1205 kg|
Although it will be the smallest car from Audi in India, still its longer than 4 meters in length and around 2 meters wide. The car weighs in just above 1200 Kg, which considering the power output will give a great power to weight ratio thereby resulting in great performance.
Audi Q2 Design and Features
The Audi Q2 has very sharp and angular lines, which give it a more aggressive stance. The big hexagonal grill and the big air dams give it a more imposing stance from the front. Some other important exterior elements are –
• Darkness Sensing Headlights • Revised Taillights • Cubed LED Headlights • Tinted Glasses • Electric Outside Rear View Mirrors On Both Sides • Optional S Line Exteriors Package • Single Frame Grille With Octagonal Design • Body Toned Bumpers
The Q2 might be short in terms of size and price, but in terms of feature list, the Q2 is on par with even the most expensive Audis –
• Virtual Cockpit System • MMI Infotainment System Which Can Connect With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto • 12.3-inches TFT Display • Bang & Olufsen Premium Audio System With 14 Speakers • LED light package with 10 color options • Steering Mounted Controls • Power Windows • Luggage Lamp • Air Conditioner With Climate Control • Service Reminder • Remote Fuel Filler • Remote Boot Release • Ashtray • Rain Sensing Wipers • Rear Defogger • Rear Washer And Wiper • GPS Navigation • Bluetooth Compatibility • USB, iPod, and Aux Compatibility • 6 Airbags
Now talking about the space inside the cabin, as it’s a crossover there is ample amount of head-room and knee-room at the back. The rear seat is wide and supportive, which means seating 3 adults at the back is not a problem. The boot is a generous 405 Litre, and if you fold down the 60:40 rear seats, the boot capacity increases to a whopping 1050 litres.
Audi Q2 India Rivals
When launched, the Q2 due to its price point (Rs25-30 Lakhs) will have only one rival – the MINI Countryman, though it can also affect the sales of other cars such as the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.