The new Audi Q2 is available to order now with pricing starting at £22,380 OTR.
Featuring customisation options designed to make every model stand out from the crowd, further engines choices and a lower pricing point are set to follow shortly, including an entry level three-cylinder 1.0 TFSI and a 2.0 TDI with 190PS, the latter introducing the option of quattro all-wheel drive.
From next month, Audi has also confirmed it is to introduce an entirely new and individual specification to the line-up – the range-topping Q2 Edition #1. Available to order from September 2016, it is priced from £31,170 OTR.
Three specification levels are available from launch – SE, Sport and S line. Both SE and Sport models feature contrasting lower bumpers, side skirts and wheel arch trims in matching Manhattan grey, while the signature S line full body colour finish further enhances the Q2's visual appeal.
The full body colour paint finish can also be separately selected as a no-cost option on Sport models, if preferred. Colour choices include the newly available Coral orange as well as Vegas yellow and Ara blue, all of which accentuate the lines of the polygon design, concave door flanks and coupé-like roof, says Audi.
Initially available to order with a 150PS 1.4 TFSI or 1.6 TDI engine producing 115PS, buyers can opt to equip both with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic transmission (1.6 TDI S tronic available from September). The 1.4 TFSI uses Cylinder on Demand technology to reduce fuel consumption by deactivating the second and third cylinders during partial loads and when coasting. As a result, up to 54.3mpg combined is achievable, corresponding to emissions as low as 119g/km. Acceleration to 62mph takes 8.5 seconds, with a top speed of 131mph.
The 1.6 TDI is even more efficient, returning up to 64.2mpg on a combined cycle in conjunction with 114g/km of CO2. Maximum torque of 250Nm between 1,500 – 3,200rpm contributes to a 0-62mph sprint time of 10.3 seconds and a 122mph top speed.
A three-cylinder 1.0 TFSI with 115PS and a four-cylinder 2.0 TDI with 150PS will become available later in the year. As an alternative to the six-speed manual transmission, Audi will also offer the S tronic dual clutch transmission with seven speeds for all engines bar the 1.0 TFSI (standard for the 2.0 TDI).
From mid-2017 a 2.0 TFSI petrol engine allied exclusively to quattro all-wheel-drive and S tronic transmission will be introduced, and at that point it will also be possible to combine the 150PS TDI and TFSI engines with quattro drive.