Test Audi Q2, a breath of fresh air

Prueba Audi Q2 bet Audi for SUV is more than clear. Until now had three copies among its ranks: the Audi Q3, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7. But since recently the list has been expanded and a number pair has been cast to change everything. We talked about the Audi Q2, the youngest of the group, the small compact crossover which comes to exploit one of the segments with the greatest growth in the current market.

it Is true that we can already find other models B-SUV that are succeeding as is the case with the Nissan Juke, Opel Mokka or Renault Capture. Although we may think that Audi is a little late, what is certain is that not so much. Vehicles previously appointed belong to brands in general and this Q2 wants to be the king in the sector premium. Here the rivals are less, since time is only the Mini Countryman. While BMW and Mercedes may be planning to address the segment in a little bit.

youthful and Attractive

Prueba Audi Q2Some of you may have noticed: in the Audi it is difficult to differentiate some models. That design of a continuation of the it is clear that it works but at the same time causes it to lose some personality. With the Audi Q2 will not find that problem, its look is completely different to what we are accustomed to the German mark. Exudes personality and has been designed to dazzle a public, more youthful and emotional.

In your entire body will highlight the polygonal shapes. In the front appears the grille Singleframe octagonal and of considerable dimensions, framed between some new headlights. Below we find some air intakes marked and united by a grill finest. If you look above, in the hood we found some ribs and we will see a few pillars At quite short, that they increase his dynamism.

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So are the C-pillars, colorful, so-called ‘Blades’ by the mark

The side view of Q2 is presided over by its wheels and by the marked wheel arches. Although it is a model relatively small, is standard with wheels of 18 inches and there will be also 19-inch as an option. Your silhouette will have a certain character of the coupé thanks to a roof collapse that begins practically in the pillar B. But without any doubt the most characteristic element of the lateral will be the ‘Blades’, the C-pillar that can go in a number of colours depending on the finish.

the rear of The small SUV will also be one of those that does not go unnoticed. The ‘Blades’ leading to a rear window of smaller dimensions, but below the Audi Q2 widens. It also shows a waist high enough, where they are integrated riders in the rear is very close to the ends. We say that this shape reminds us of the protections of an american football player. What is certain is that their appearance has nothing to do with the other models.

bigger than what it seems

Prueba Audi Q2If we talk about dimensions, we have to say that the Audi Q2 measured 4,19 meters long, 1,79 meters wide and 1,51 m high; while his battle is 2.60 meters. This helps to be up to 20 inches shorter than the Audi Q3, and even to be 12 inches below the Audi A3. Although the brand of the four rings has managed to take good advantage of the space of this body compact, since we have been amazed by his good habitability.

squares front will be remarkable, suitable for any kind of person thanks to those inches of extra height (8 inches taller than the A3). Depending on the finish we will have a seat more focused on the comfort, or other more sporty, and in both cases the driving position is quite high. In the rear we find more space than expected, remain valid for two adults. You could travel three, although the central square is closer and will have a tunnel of transmission, something pronounced

When we come to the trunk also were more than satisfied. Has a capacity of 405 litres and it gets to be 25 liters bigger than the A3, although 55 litres smaller than that of the Q3. One of its advantages will be that you have few straight lines very usable and that series brings a gate electric opening. A weakness is that the mouth of the load will be in a position quite high. If you folded down the rear seats, we will be left with a space of 1,050 liters.

Internal technological and quality

Prueba Audi Q2in Addition to a cabin wide, we will have technology and quality as main virtues. The design will be quite similar to that of other models such as the Audi A3. Is minimalistic and we have a dashboard cleared of buttons where the displays take centre stage. Of series, we have a 7-inch screen linked to the system MMI Radio plus, although optionally you can opt for the MMI Navigation plus with a screen of 8.3 inches.

In none of the cases there will be touch control, since the display information is controlled by the MMI Touch located in the lower part of the center console. One of the extras most recommended of the Audi Q2 will be the Audi Virtual Cockpit, which we have already had occasion to try it on other models. The screen of 12.3 inches replaces the traditional instrumentation and provides us with the driving.

Prueba Audi Q2Another of the obvious choices will be the Head Up Display which gets not have to remove the view of the road. It is an Audi and that means that the list of optional will be extensive and we will have from the headlights Full LED, up to sound system Bang & Olufsen, going through the Audi MMI connect that will significantly improve the connectivity. The negative part is that the final bill will grow fairly if we chose many of these items.

we will Also see a multitude of elements that will help the driving, some of them unusual in cars of this segment. Of series already brings the ‘Audi pre sense front’, which detects vehicles or objects that precede us and is able to tell us, or even slow down if you think there is any danger of collision. You can also equip the adaptive cruise control, lane keeping system, cross traffic alert, a wizard to jams and the other for the parking.

In principle Audi offers us three finishes in well differentiated are design edition, sport edition and #untaggable edition. Below we break down in detail and tell you what it takes for every one. In general we will have to say that the feeling of quality in the Audi Q2 is remarkable. The materials used are of nice touch, most soft plastics (except the doors). For those who do not conform there will also be moldings illuminated to achieve an effect striking.

Wide range of engines

Prueba Audi Q2From the time of its launch we knew that the Audi Q2 would enjoy a range of engines are quite comprehensive. You will be able to choose between three options of petrol and three other diesel. In the gasoline appears in the 1.0 TFSI ultra, a three-cylinder of 116 HP looking for low fuel consumption. The 1.4 TFSI CoD is a four-cylinder 150 HP with disconnection of cylinders and on the top of the range we find the 2.0 TFSI 190 HP and 320 Nm of torque.

For the part of the diesel appears the 1.6 TDI 116 CV, a block very thrifty. There will be two levels of power for the well-known 2.0 TDI, 150 or 190 HP. These mechanics will come with a manual gearbox of six speeds or with a transmission automatic S Tronic of double clutch and seven speeds. The latter will be optional on all engines and standard on the 190 HP, which can also lead to the quattro.

to Say that in the presentation of the Audi Q2 were available the petrol engine 1.4 TFSI and the mechanical diesel 1.6 TDI 116 HP and 2.0 TDI of 190 HP. The rest will arrive little by little, though no orders can be accepted.

A dynamic remarkable

Prueba Audi Q2we Started riding on the access to the range diesel, the Audi Q2 1.6 TDI 116 CV. We notice that the driving position is slightly higher than in a compact, but nothing remarkable. In fact as they pass through the miles you will notice that is conducted in a manner similar to that of an Audi A3. The center of gravity is quite low and highlight by having a agility very good. This is due to their reduced weight part of 1.205 kg.

What we see in a route between Bilbao and Santander, which combined stretches of highway, secondary roads and urban environments. With 116 HP and 250 Nm we might think that the 1.6 TDI is something fair of power. But the truth is that they are enough to move freely, thanks to the torque delivery from low turns. This, coupled with good maneuverability what make you stand out in the city.

Prueba Audi Q2The manual change of six marches has a few tours to precise, although the developments will be somewhat long in search of good fuel consumption. On the highway we found out that the insulation in place is quite good, although unemployed we noted some noise. On fast tracks is where you’ll notice a little more about the lack of power of this diesel. This is offset with a consumption quite content, hovering during the test the 6 litres without having searched the efficiency.

The turn we make at the wheel of the Audi Q2 2.0 TDI 190 HP, the top-end diesel. This time, we have the automatic change S Tronic and the quattro. If before, we could sue a little more power, now we go every. Its 190 HP and 400 Nm push from the cute to the small SUV and show a lot of capacity in maneuvers such as overtaking or additions. It also gives the feeling of greater refinement in front of his little brother.

Prueba Audi Q2enjoy some twisty roads that trotted out all his virtues. In general, convinces us his step-by-curve, being effective and without hardly any rolling. In addition, thanks to the Audi Drive Select five driving modes for every situation: Efficiency, Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual. Modify some parameters as the change, the throttle, the suspension or the steering.

suspension is one of its greatest strengths, having a tare balanced, and correct for most situations. It is comfortable for city as well absorbed irregularities and at the same time is stable when you demand a little more. The key is the damping adjustable ‘damper control’ that is able to adapt its behavior. The also convinced being progressive and quite transmissive.

Although we have not tested diesel 2.0 TDI 150 CV, we imagine that will be the most balanced, taking good things of the two mechanics that we have tested. We were also eager to take the 1.4 TFSI 150 HP, to be sold in gasoline. We boarded just a few minutes with him and left us with a good taste in the mouth, by refinement and performance. Insurance later we will be able to speak to you about of it in depth.

Conclusions and expectations

Prueba Audi Q2The Audi Q2 is a breath of fresh air for the brand of the four rings. It has been described as ‘inetiquetable’ under the hashtag #untaggable and has had a mise-en-scene is different and eye-catching. A strong bet and a staff that is sure to get good sales results in a market that never stops growing. In fact at Audi tell us that they expect that in 2020 around 40% of its sales in Spain correspond to the range SUV.

have therefore prepared a strong offensive product that has begun with this Audi Q2 but that will continue in the coming years. The next thing to arrive will be the Audi Q8, a flagship that will be ready for 2018. After him there will come a SUV electric which will be the production version of the prototype Audi e-tron quattro. Change or die, they thought, so the next year will be 90% of the range renewed. Will also grow, because by 2020, Audi wants to have a range formed by 60 vehicles.

Equipment Audi Q2

design edition

Audi Q2 design edition

  • Radio MMI Plus
  • System driver information monochrome 3.5-inch
  • leather steering Wheel, sporty three-spoke multifunction
  • Frame grill Audi singleframe in color matt chrome finish
  • Grilles for air inlet with a contour silver
  • bottom front bumper in grey Manhattan with protector in silver color Selenit
  • rear Diffuser in the color gray Manhattan with diffuser in silver Selenit
  • wheel arches and sideskirts into paint contrast grey Manhattan
  • Blade color gray Manhattan
  • exhaust Outlet chrome
  • Upholstery fabric Appearance
  • interior Trim color black / orange
  • height-adjustable Seats
  • Wheels, 18-inch Audi Sport design 5-arm offroad
  • Packet connectivity

sport edition

Audi Q2 sport edition

  • Radio MMI Plus
  • System driver information monochrome 3.5-inch
  • leather sport steering Wheel three-spoke
  • Frame grill Audi singleframe in color matt chrome finish
  • Grilles for air inlet with a contour silver
  • Diffuser front color of the body-guard in silver, Selenit
  • rear Diffuser in body colour with diffuser in silver Selenit
  • wheel arches, side skirts, lower front and rear bumpers in body color
  • Blade color silver Ice
  • exhaust Outlet chrome
  • interior Trim in yellow or red
  • sports Seats and height-adjustable
  • Wheels, 18-inch arms in design dynamic
  • Packet connectivity

#untaggable edition

Audi Q2 #untaggable edition

  • Smartphone interface
  • Audi Music Interface ( 2*USB, aux-in, 2 readers SD)
  • gray Paint Quantum
  • Blade in glossy black color
  • S line exterior paint that is in contrast in grey Manhattan
  • Package style, black Audi Exclusive
  • Package Audi design selection
  • interior Applications aluminium
  • Inserts, interior illuminated
  • Trim entry door with S logo illuminated
  • Package Vision
  • MMI Navigation
  • FIS in color

Price Audi Q2 in Spain

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Engine Change Finish Price
Engine Change Finish Price
1.4 TSI 150 CV Manual 6v design edition 28.940 €
1.4 TSI 150 CV Self-7v – design edition 31.190 €
1.6 TDI 116 CV Manual 6v design edition 27.450 €
2.0 TDI 190 quattro Self-7v – design edition 37.160 €
1.4 TSI 150 CV Manual 6v sport edition 29.340 €
1.4 TSI 150 CV Self-7v – sport edition 31.580 €
1.6 TDI 116 CV Manual 6v sport edition 27.850 €
2.0 TDI 190 quattro Self-7v – sport edition 37.550 €
1.4 TSI 150 CV Manual 6v #untaggable edition 37.960 €
1.4 TSI 150 CV Self-7v – #untaggable edition 40.200 €
1.6 TDI 116 CV Manual 6v #untaggable edition 36.130 €
2.0 TDI 190 quattro Self-7v – #untaggable edition 46.180 €