Audi is extending its SUV presence with the introducton fo the new Q2, its smallest member of the Q range. The car was already introduced during this year Geneva Motor Show and now is ready to reach its first clients in fall. The orders begin this month.
The permanent all-wheel drive system supplies the necessary traction and grip. It is standard with the top diesel and gasoline engines. Both engines are paired with a newly developed seven-speed automatic.
In the connectivity and infotainment area, the Q2 offers technologies from the full-size class. The driver can use the optional touchpad to write and zoom in on the map while passengers surf and stream with smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices via a Wi-Fi hotspot. The speedometer and tachometer are projected in the optional fully digital Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3-inch screen.
The head-up display projects key vehicle data, including navigation instructions and driving speed, into the driver’s direct visual field.
A free app enables online media streaming and lets users transfer the calendar of a smartphone to the car’s screen. If the smartphone has an iOS operating system, it is even possible to transfer the address of a favorite restaurant or hotel directly into the Q2 navigation system.
Offering assistance in critical situations is the standard emergency braking assistant. If a child were to suddenly run into the street, or the car ahead were to brake abruptly to a stop, the Q2 can brake automatically in such situations.
Audi is sending the Q2 to its launch with six engines, three TFSI and three TDI engines with between 116 hp and 190 hp of power output.