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, Teknik, Sport and S-Line. Sport models offer 17 inch alloy wheels, sports seats and aluminium and gloss red interior trim, seven-inch infotainment screen with satellite navigation as standard and the stereo comes with eight speakers instead of four. S-line models are the sportiest 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 and stainless steel pedals. Across the range Dual-zone electronic climate control is a £525 extra, rear view camera £350, heated front seats £300, Adaptive cruise control £375, Park assist £450 and the Virtual Cockpit (12.3″ LCD instrument cluster) is part of the Technology Pack a £1395 extra on Sport and S-Line trims.

 

Two engine choices this Quarter, the 1.0 litre petrol is badged as a ’30’ and suitable for under 25’s, it is manual gearbox only. The pick if the engines is the 1.5 148 bhp petrol as a 6 speed manual or 7 speed twin clutch Automatic Gearbox.  The 1.5 petrol has cylinder shut off where it can shut down up to two cylinders at lower speed to preserve fuel. The 0-62 time is a brisk 8.5 seconds and claimed economy is 46.3 miles per gallon.

Prices of Q2 2022 start at £3849 Advance Payment for the 1.5 litre petrol Automatic in Sport trim and £3999 AP in S-Line trim. The 1.0 litre petrol Manual badged as ’30’ is suitable for under 25’s starting at £2949 Advance Payment in Teknik trim to £3249 in S-Line trim.

(The 4 diesel Q2’s removed from Scheme on 8th December 2021)