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The small and compact Audi Q2 gets a facelift 

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The small and compact Audi Q2 gets a facelift 

It seems that Audi is targeting every vehicle segment this year. Everywhere you look, you are bound to see a new model launching and in the midst of this momentum, Audi has managed to squeeze their all-new Q2 in as well. To many, the previous Q2 was not exactly the most likable compact SUV, so a shot at redemption may be on top of the German automakers list. 

So, what all has changed? Well, most recognizably is the front bumper, which features an integrated angular diffuser insert with large pentagons on both sides. The octagonal Singleframe will appear slightly lower than before, making the overall front section appear much wider. LED headlights will come standard across the Q2, with Matrix LED headlights being available upon request. At the rear, Audi will be offering LED technology on the Advanced and S line models will come standard too.  

The colour pallet for the revised Q2 has also been updated and features five new colours. It ranges from Apple green, Manhattan grey, Navarra blue, Arrow grey, and Turbo blue. The blades on the C-pillar will be painted in either exterior colour or, depending on the trim, will come in silver, grey or black.  

The standard Q2 will ride on 16-inch wheels, with the C-pillar blades coming in body’s colour. The mid-level Advanced trim line will get 17-inch wheels, with the C-pillar blades coming in Manhattan grey, and the bumper getting a contrasting colour. It will also feature LED rear lights, sport seats and an index fabric upholstery. The top of the range, S-Line, is of course the centre of attention, as it gets 18-inch wheels. C-pillar blades in Platinum grey, a bumper that comes in a full paint finish, LED rear lights, sports seats, an index fabric upholstery as well as a sports suspension. 

The all-new Q2 has been launched with just one engine offering. The 1.4 TFSI engine (named the Q2 35 TFSI) will produce 110kW of power and 250 Nm of torque. Audi has claimed that it can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 8.8 seconds. It will come fitted with Audi’s very reputable 8-speed tiptronic gearbox.  

Inside, the Q2’s cabin has received some changes, most noticeable to the gear lever and air vents. The standard seats in the Q2 will come available with fabric upholstery. The sport seats on the other hand can get optionally upgraded to a leather/artificial leather upholstery, and as part of the S line interior package, will get finished off in black colour with rock grey stitching. An analog instrument with a colour display will come standard too. The Q2 will receive Audi’s state-of-the-art virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch diagonal too. It will include Audi’s smartphone interface and MMI navigation plus. Also available as an option will be a Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System which uses 14 loudspeakers that have an output of 705 watts. 

The all-new Audi Q2 will go on sale in South Africa from the 1st of July this year. 

Pricing 

Audi Q2 35 TFSI S tronic                                                         R545 500 

Audi Q2 35 TFSI Advanced S tronic                                 R567 500 

Audi Q2 35 TFSI S line S tronic                                          R581 500 

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