2020 Audi Q2 To launch Next Month
The 2020 Audi Q2 facelift has been announced. Audi’s smallest SUV, scheduled to launch next month in India, is getting cosmetic changes outside and inside, and more regular equipment.
The modifications to the architecture are very slight. The single-frame grille is now set lower in the front to give the impression the car is wider. The grille features a new polygon pattern that echoes in the form of the new insert on the rear diffuser. The front air intakes have also been reshaped, while higher-spec versions are acquiring three narrow slits between the bonnet and the grille, inspired by his iconic Quattro rally car, says Audi.
The Q2’s facelift, as with the updated Audi Q5, brings new LED headlights as standard. Top-spec models now come with Matrix LED technology, which is said to generate “high beam light that is intelligently controlled without blinding other road users,” and dynamic rear indicators.
Thanks to the new bumpers, the 2020 Audi Q2 facelift has also increased in length by a slight amount – up from 4.19 m to 4.21 m – through the wheelbase, width and height remain unchanged.
The 2020 Audi Q2 receives a new gear lever internally as well as redesigned air vents and new material choices. It is now also fitted with four-way adjustable front seats, standard electronic tailgate, smartphone connectivity, rear parking sensors, and cruise control. Higher-spec models also have a digital instrument display measuring 12.3 inches, an infotainment touchscreen system measuring 8.3 inches, front-facing sports seats, and a driving mode selector. Also on offer is Audi’s latest-generation MMI Navigation Plus app, which provides live traffic, weather, and fuel price information, as well as an emergency call and remote locking functions.
Space for the boot is unchanged from the 405 liters of the previous edition. With folded rear seats, luggage carrying capacity can increase to 1.050 liters.
For now, international markets are only getting a 1.5-liter turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine from the TSI family of VW Company. In Q2 it makes a torque of 150hp and 250Nm. The same markets also get automatic gearbox options with a 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch, with front-wheel drive as standard on both. In the coming months, more options for petrol and diesel engine will be added to the line-up.
This unit comes with cylinder deactivation technology which improves fuel economy. It’s also seen in a range of VW Group cars like the Volkswagen T-Roc and Skoda Karoq that are on sale in India at Rs 19.99 lakh and Rs 24.99 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom, India).
Expected to arrive in Audi India showrooms in the month of September, the Q2 is expected to be offered in a single, higher-spec model (with all the bells and whistles) and in 40TFSI form; the pre-facelift version will also be available here. A 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine that produces 190hp and 320Nm peak torque (shared with the Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace) can transfer power to all four wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and Audi’s all-wheel-drive system Quattro.
Bookings for the 2020 Audi Q2 are about to start. Audi’s smallest SUV in India will not have a direct competitor although entry-level SUVs such as the BMW X1, Volvo XC40, and the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA could be seen as alternatives. Expect prices for the Audi Q2 to range from Rs 35-48 lakh ( ex-showroom).