Audi Q2 was introduced in 2016, at the Geneva Motor Show. Later that year, this is an interesting model went on sale. Although it is the smallest member of the Audi’s “Q” family, Q2 is not inferior to larger models in this game. More specifically, Audi Q2 have the highest standards of quality and engineering, as well as other Q models. 2018 Audi Q2 will not bring anything new compared to the current model. Of course, this refers to the drastic changes in design and technology. What is certain is that this model ‘grow’ and expand its offer.
Audi Q2 is the first premium SUV B-segment. When it appeared on the market, many were skeptical. Most of it is considered the “female” model city. It did not take many to reassure them Q2, and banish all prejudice. The Audi Q2 proved to be a real manly car. This not only proves the vehicle, but also its performance and driveability.
The 2018 Audi Q2 will offer three-cylinder and four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. The only 3-cylinder engine is a 1.0-liter TFSI gasoline unit. This engine delivers 110 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 2,000-3,500 rpm. It is combined with FWD and 6-speed manual transmission. Range of petrol engines comprises two more 4-cylinder engine. These are the 1.4-liter TFSI COD and 2.0-liter TFSI.
1.4-liter TFSI COD engine is combined with a standard FWD or AWD (Quattro) optional, and a 6-speed manual transmission. This engine delivers 150 horsepower at 5,000-6,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1.500 to 3.500 rpm. “COD” is the name, which stands behind the TFSI, means an acronym for “cylinder on demand”. This means excluding two of the four cylinders, when driving at a constant speed, or at a slight acceleration. The company stated that, thus saving about 0.4 l/100 km. What was a novelty, but will be present at the 2018 Audi Q2 model is the offer 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission with dual clutch. Of course, this transmission system is available with other versions of the powertrain, while the aggregate for this novelty.
Next gasoline engine offered is a 2.0-liter TFSI. This is the most powerful petrol engine on offer, with its 190 horsepower at 4.200 to 6.000 rpm, with maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1.450 to 4.150 rpm. Version of this engine, supplied with AWD (Quattro) and 7-speed S-tronic DSG.
The weaker the diesel engine is a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter TDI, with its 116 horsepower at 3.250 to 4.000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1.500 to 3.200 rpm. By default, this version comes with FWD and 6-speed manual transmission. AWD (Quattro) and 7-speed S-tronic DSG, are available as options.
Finally, there is a more powerful diesel engine, and to their two versions. This is a 2.0-liter TDI engine. In the version with 150 horsepower and torque of 340 Nm, and comes to the FWD 6-speed manual transmission, while the AWD (Quattro) and 7-speed S-tronic DSG, are available as options. The more powerful version of this engine delivers 190 horsepower at 3.500 to 4.000 rpm with a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1.900 to 3.300 rpm. With this version, only the combined AWD and 7-speed S-tronic DSG transmission.
The 2018 Audi Q2 is set to VW MQB platform and is manufactured at a plant in Ingolsdadt in Germany. Although it is the smallest member of the Audi’s “Q” family, designed and built with maximum attention as the larger models in this category. Design and finish are high quality and outside of abundant chrome accents. This compact SUV proves that the “thoroughbred” Audi, in every its segment.
From the outside, it is a surprise what are the dimensions of this model. The live view, Q2 looks much wider and more aggressive than what can be inferred from the pictures. Solid doors are easy to open and close, and do not differ from those of larger Q models. Also, there is a system of contactless unlocking doors. This system greatly facilitates use of the vehicles in everyday conditions. What we need to emphasize the dominance over its competitors from the SUV B-segment. Compared to most competitors, who are “elevated” hatchback and coupe versions of the Audi Q2 2018 is a true crossover SUV model.
Design itself and quality of the interior of the vehicle are on the a high level. To create a dashboard was used high-quality soft plastics. There is a large amount of aluminum in the switches and buttons. The only criticism that can be leveled at the expense of the upholstery on the door. Extremely modest and bargain for a premium model.
However, the design of the interior of the vehicle, fully justifies the reputation of the brand. The vehicle is fully adapted to the user, in every sense. Driver’s ‘job’ is an unusual devised for this class of vehicle. The driver sits low and chubby, but also the most drivers do not have a problem with a lot of legs. However, passengers in the rear can have problems with comfort, especially if they are higher than average. Finally, the trunk is above average, with its capacity of 405 liters.
2018 Audi Q2 Features
A large number of systems and facilities is on the list of standard equipment. All what one wants, and not offered through the standard equipment, it must be available with some additional packages. The vehicle has adaptive cruise control. This system is to automatically maintain distance from the vehicle ahead. There are parking sensors, and is available for an extra charge and parking camera.
On the list of of equipment is also a “G vectoring” system, which works in cooperation with the ESP system. It helps to avoid under-steer in cornering. In these cases, the system slightly hinders the inner wheels, and the excess torque is transmitted to the outer wheel, which directly improves the stability.
There are also semi-autonomous driving system, adaptive cruise control, a new generation of active prevention system leaving the lane, multilink suspension system, etc.
As a model for the 2017, 2018 model will offer different versions at different prices. The base version costs £ 20,230. For the SE and Sport versions, you need to pay extra £ 1,550 for the S-line version of the supplement is £ 2,250, while in Edition # 1 version need to pay extra even £ 10,215.