Audi, one of the leading and well-known automakers from Germany was recently in the news. The reason behind this is that the Germans recently unveiled their smallest SUV as 2017 Audi Q2 at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle will be based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform and will sit under the Audi Q3 in Audi’s SUV portfolio. This upcoming SUV is built with intent to offer a luxurious feel. Plus it also aims to be more approachable for its buyers.
Audi is always known for its powerful powertrain configuration and 2017 Audi Q2 is also not an exception. This time the buyers will be offered with not 1 but 6 different engine set-ups. Sources say that the makers have focused on the principle of right sizing and this is why they are offering engine in 6 different versions. Let’s find that the offerings prepared by its makers under the hood of this compact SUV. The engine units are divided into TFSI gasoline variant and TDI diesel variant.
- TSFI Gasoline
The first setup is expected to be a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder unit which can generate up to 116 HP. Up next there will be a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation feature. This variant will have the ability to produce 150 HP. Last setup for TFSI variant will be 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powertrain and it can crank up to 190 HP.
- TDI Diesel
In this category the small mill is going to be a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and it will notch up 160 HP. The 2nd option will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which is believed to generate 150 HP. The last version in this category will be a 2.0-liter version with power output of 190 HP. Along with that, this version will also feature the latest dual clutch transmission which offers great efficiency and a large spread of gear ratios.
All the variants are expected to be mated with either six-speed manual gearbox or seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission. Also, all the trims of Audi Q2 2017 come with progressive steering and there will be a Quattro permanent AWD system too.
2017 Audi Q2 Exterior and Interior
Major Dimensions Q2
Length: 13.7 ft.
Width: 5.9 ft.
Wheelbase: 8.5 ft.
Wheels: 20 spoke 19-inch wheels
5-start ratings by EURO NCAP
Buyers of 2017 Audi Q2 will be glad to know that this vehicle has been rated with 5-star rating in the EURO NCAP crash test. The vehicle is also equipped with latest safety features such as automatic emergency braking in case of any emergency. Apart from that, there are some other innovative safety features such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, self-parking feature for both perpendicular and parallel spots.
The interior cabin of 2017 Audi Q2 is full of technical upgrades. Buyers will get a 12.3-inch infotainment screen fitted in the dashboard console. The makers also offer Olufsen audio system with 14 speakers with power output of 705 watts.
Price, Competitors and Launch Date
As per the latest reports from the sources 2017 Audi Q2 will be launched with a base price of $33,225 and it will first hit the European automobile market. It is said that the vehicle will be launched in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (most probably in June). This model will face stiff competition from BMW X2.