Audi’s Q2 has been the brand’s newest and most compact SUV in the Q family line-up in India. Audi has certainly been successful with its other SUV models in India – like the Q7, Q5 and the second-smallest model, the Q3. All models have lured buyers across segments, and the little Q2 is here to add to the fun. Despite being the company’s entry-level model, it is quite expensive because it has been brought to Indian shores as a CBU import. Prices start at ₹ 34.99 lakh and go up all the way to ₹ 48.89 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The Q2 is Audi’s fifth new model to have been launched in India in 2020. The Q2 measures 4318mm in length, 1805mm in width, 1548mm in height with a wheelbase of 2601mm. The model on sale in India is not the face-lifted one that is available overseas.
Features include auto dimming exterior mirrors, cruise control, drive select modes, Audi phone box, Qi inductive wireless charging, a 10-speaker Audi cars sound system, keyless entry and go, drive select modes, a multi-function flat-bottomed steering wheel, aluminium-look interior with ambient lighting, interior elements in leatherette, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eight speakers and a touchpad operated MMI system with satellite navigation.
The Q2 is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 187bhp, and this is easily of the best four-cylinder engines on the market. There are no vibrations and the motor is refined and turbo lag can hardly be felt, but throttle responsive is impressive. The engine loves being revved, and acceleration is immediate. The dual-clutch gearbox works very cleverly. The suspension is silent and absorbs bumps well and there is some body roll around corners. It drives more like a sporty hatchback, and thanks to the ample grip on offer, you can push it hard too. The steering isn’t particularly great in terms of feedback; it feels quick on a straight road and around corners as well. It also comes with an on-demand AWD system based on a multi-plate clutch.
There’s no doubt that the Q2 looks like an SUV, but is aimed at a younger buyer, because of its sporty looks and compact dimensions. The Q2 may look different from other Audis, yet carries a clean and uncluttered. Along the sides, it boasts of a prominent character line with mildly protruding wheel arches and a swooping roof line. The front fascia has trapezoidal cues, giving it a sharp look. The panels look modern with all the lines and cuts, and what we particularly liked was the ‘T’ shaped pattern in the headlamps and tail lamps. It really does come across as an attractive crossover. Also, grab the latest info on the new cars, only at autoX.