Audi Q2

The Audi Q2 is a small SUV, it shares its underpinnings with the similar sized Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Roc as well as the Audi A3 and VW Golf. Audi has gone surprisingly off-piste in the styling department for the Q2, which makes for a look that will divide opinion, one comment being ‘the side profile has more lines than Clapham Junction’. At 4121mm long, the Q2 is 167mm longer than an Audi A1 and 116mm shorter than an A3. Among SUVs, it’s a smidge shorter than a Nissan Juke. The Q2 is comfortable up front as both the driver and front passenger seats come with manual height adjustment as standard, though lumbar support is £250 extra. The rear doors are small and access is tight, as is seating for three. The boot has a capacity of 405 litres which is pretty much on par for the class.

 

 

The Audi Q2 comes in three trim lines, SE , Sport and S-Line. The SE has a seven-inch infotainment screen, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, rear parking sensors, cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels and automatic emergency braking. Sport models offer larger 17 inch alloy wheels, sports seats and aluminium and gloss red interior trim. The same seven-inch infotainment screen as SE models also feature satellite navigation as standard and the stereo comes with eight speakers instead of four. S line models are the sportiest in the Q2 range. They come as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, remodelled bumpers and side skirts and matt grey exterior trim. Inside, you’ll find the same seven-inch infotainment screen with sat nav as Sport models, part-leather sports seats with embossed S logos, brushed aluminium trim, stainless steel pedals and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Dual-zone electronic climate control is a £525 extra, rear view camera £350, Park assist £450 and the Virtual Cockpit (12.3″ LCD instrument cluster) is a whopping £1595 extra.

 

Petrol engines are the 1.0 litre 114 bhp three-cylinder turbo and the 1.4 148 bhp turbo four-cylinder. There are two diesel engines, a 1.6 litre 114 bhp and a 2.0 148bhp. All models bar the 2.0 TDI get a six-speed manual, while all engines bar the 1.0 TFSI can be had with Audi’s seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch gearbox. Quattro four-wheel drive is standard on the 2.0 TDI, along with the seven-speed S tronic. The entry-level 1.0 TFSI turbo three cylinder has claimed economy of 55.4mpg and a 0-62 time of 10.1 seconds. The 1.4 petrol can cut the 62mph sprint time to 8.5 seconds and still return 51.4 miles per gallon and is the pick if you can justify the extra Advance Payment. The 1.6 diesel can sprint to 62 in 10.3 and return 64.2 mpg. The 2.0 litre diesel with all wheel drive and auto gearbox reruns excellent figures of 8.1 seconds for the sprint and 58.9mpg. Prices start at £349 and rise to £2699 for the 2.0 litre diesel.

Summer Best Buy –  Audi Q2 1.0 (114bhp) Petrol ‘SE’  Manual  –  £349 Advance Payment (£63 13 wpms) or £549 in Sport Trim (£64.46 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy –  Audi Q2 1.4 (148bhp) Petrol ‘SE’  Manual  –  £899 Advance Payment (£66.74 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£1499 (£419 wpms) as an Automatic

Summer Best Buy –  Audi Q2 1.6 (114bhp) Diesel ‘Sport’  Manual  –  £899 Advance Payment (£66.74 wpms) or £1699 (£619 wpms) as an Automatic