Audi Philippines has brought in a new member of the Q family. Dubbed as the Q2, this crossover is the German brand’s youngest model. It only started production in 2016 and was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show that same year.
To start off, the Q2 closely shares the current Audi design. The German crossover boasts similar octagonal grille, although it is the only Q model to feature a honeycomb design. This grille is high enough to give room for the pair of large air vents on the front bumper. What made it even sleeker is the C-pillar offset color design that goes well with the sloping roofline.
Moving on with the interior, the Q2 is equipped with a 5.8-inch Multimedia Interface (MMI) with analog-style gauge meter. The center console’s infotainment , on the other hand, features an HD infotainment display which can be operated by a rotary dial and push button controls on the center tunnel.
Dimension-wise, the Q2 measures 1,794 mm in width, 4,191 mm in length, 1,548 mm in terms of height, and 2,597 mm on its wheelbase. To put things in perspective, this German crossover is a bit bigger compared to mainstream competitors such as the Nissan Juke and the Chevrolet Trax.
"Audi is venturing into a new market segment with the new Audi Q2, bringing top technologies into the smallest member of its Q family. Whether it is used for an off road adventure or for everyday driving in the city, the Q2 is the all-round vehicle, with youthful and provocative design and high-tech equipment."
The local-spec Q2 will be offered in 2 variants, the base model known as Design and a Sport trim known as the S Line. A peek under the hood of both variants would give you a view of a 116-hp 1.0 TFSI with 200 Nm of torque. Another thing worth mentioning is that the vehicle has a top speed of 190 km/h, and can launch from 0 to 100 km/h at 10.7 seconds.
Despite being the youngest Audi out from the production line, the Audi Q2 already bears a number of awards under its belt. Some of these are the "Excellent Production Design – Transportation" from the German Design Awards, as well as the "Best of the Best" award from the Automotive Brand Contest. It has also topped the "Compact Vehicle" category in the world-renowned Golden Steering Wheel awards.
As for its price, the local market now offers the Q2 Design at P2,780,000, while the Q2 S Line has a price tag of P3,150,000.