2021 Audi Q2 India Bound Breaks Cover
As the name suggests, the 2021 Audi Q2 serves as the smallest SUV for the German carmaker in its global line-up. And now, in Europe, Audi took the wraps off the 2021 iteration of the Q2 SUV. Audi has improved the recipe four years after its inception with revised styling and a new powertrain.
Bookings from the 2021 Audi Q2 will begin on its own this month. We’re talking about Europe because the Q2 hasn’t stepped into our market yet, but in the coming months or early 2021, it’s probably going to be.
Speaking of its design, the Q2 facelift gets upfront a lower set single-frame grille which makes the car appear wider. The grille features a new polygon design that looks similar to the new insert on the rear diffuser. Also, the front air intakes have been redesigned, and the higher models will get three slits between the bonnet and the grille – a design inspired by the Quattro rally car.
LED headlamps are now available as standard, while Matrix LED adaptive units, as well as dynamic turn indicators on the back, will be available for top-end trimmings. You’ll also get five new color choices for the exterior: Apple Green, Manhattan Grey, Navarra Blue, Arrow Grey, and Turbo Blue.
Audi offers a segmented choice within the cabin as regards infotainment. That means options range from an analog instrument cluster to an Audi virtual cockpit centered on a 12.3-inch screen and an 8.3-inch MMI navigation display.
And the Q2 with a 705-watt, 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system can be had for your listening pleasure. Also, the basic dashboard configuration is identical to the Q2 pre-facelift. A host of driver assistance systems such as lane departure alert, park assist, and Audi’s pre-sense protection system are also available.
The 2021 Audi Q2 is currently available with just one powertrain in Europe, the 1.5 TFSi turbo-petrol engine which churns out 150PS power and 250Nm torque. It features cylinder deactivation technology designed to improve fuel efficiency. Transmission options include an optional dual-clutch 6-speed manual and 7-speed optional. Audi suggests that there will also be two other petrol engines and two diesel mills.
As we waited for the 2021 Audi Q2 to arrive, we got its bigger and fearsome cousin called the RS Q8. The RS Q8 is the output variant of the Q8 that was released earlier this year as the name indicates. It continues against the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the Lamborghini Urus, available at INR 1.33 Crore. For example, the Audi RS Q8 is fitted with all-wheel steering, RS roof spoiler, Audi’s Virtual cockpit, self-locking Quattro, Sport Adaptive Air Suspension, and 2 RS modes for custom drive settings. The RS Q8 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4-liter TFSI V8 petrol engine that can belt out 600PS and 800 Nm.