The updated Audi Q2 has finally made its South African debut, with facelifted version of Ingolstadt’s premium small crossover boasting an “even more” distinctive profile and exterior design for “an even more confident appearance”, five new exterior colour options, plus upgraded interior technologies. The Audi Q2 will officially retail in South Africa from 1 June 2021. See pricing below…
The facelifted Q2’s revised front bumper features a more pronounced shape, Audi says. The octagonal front grille having moved slightly lower to make the front section appear wider than before. According to Audi, Ingolstadt’s designers have now applied the polygon motif, which characterised the front end and should line, to the rear end as well. The updated rear bumper features an integrated angular diffuser insert with large pentagons on either side. While the updated Q2’s wheelbase (2 600 mm), width (1 790 mm) and height (1 508 mm) remain the same as the pre-facelifted model’s, length has increased by 17 mm. The Audi Q2 now measures 4 208 mm in length.
Five new exterior colour options are on offer: Apple green, Manhattan grey, Arrow grey, Navarra blue and Turbo blue. Apple Green, Audi says, celebrates the premiere of the facelifted Q2. Depending on the trim line or specified package, the C-pillars are finished in either body colour, silver, grey or black.
Two exterior trim are on offer: Advanced and S line. All models, including the entry-level version, ship standard with LED headlamps. Advanced specification features 17-inch alloy (one inch up on the base model’s items), sports suspension, a grey front bumper and Manhattan grey C-pillars, and LED taillamps. For the interior, Advanced trim features sports seats and fabric upholstery.
S line versions upgrade to 18-inch wheels, a bumper in full paint finish and Platinum grey C-pillars. Available exclusively with Advanced and S line trim, the Black styling package features black finish for the front grille, side mirrors, C-pillars and rear bumper. This package further includes black 19-inch alloy wheels.
The facelifted Q2 can be had with the option of three interior packages: Comfort, Tech and S line. Among other items, the Comfort package includes heating for the front seats, four-way lumbar support and an electric tailgate. The Tech package features Audi’s 12,3-inch virtual cockpit digital driver’s display, smartphone interface and MMI navigation plus. S line interior package can only be had when specifying Advanced or similarly named exterior trim lines. The S line interior package includes, among others, brushed aluminium inserts and “S line” emblems.
The local line-up of Audi’s compact SUV will make do with only one engine option, a 1,4-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol, which is linked to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. The 1,4-litre TFSI unit produces 110 kW and 250 N.m. The Q2 35 TFSI, Audi says, sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 8,8 seconds. Top speed, meanwhile, is a claimed 213 km/h.
The updated Q2 range comes standard with Audi’s five-year freeway plan.
Audi Q2 35 TFSI Launch Edition: R519 500
Audi Q2 35 TFSI S tronic: R545 500
Audi Q2 35 TFSI Advanced S tronic: R567 500
Audi Q2 35 TFSI S line S tronic: R581 500