Audi’s Q2 SUV been heavily revised with biggest news being an advanced new 1.5-litre TFSI engine. It also has technical upgrades and a modified appearance.

The headlights now have a more distinctive shape and the octagonal Singleframe grille is slightly lower than before to make the front appear wider.

To further enhance the aesthetics of the Q2, dynamic 18-inch alloy wheels are now standard across the range.

The Audi 35 TFSI has an all-new 1.5-litre TFSI turbo-petrol with outputs of 110kW, and 250Nm between 1500 and 3000rpm. Its Cylinder-on-Demand (CoD) function can shut down two of its four cylinders imperceptibly at low throttle load and engine speeds, resuming full power seamlessly as required. This minimises emissions and fuel use.

The 40 TFSI quattro S line has a 2.0 TFSI engine that produces 140kW/320Nm continues as before.

Both engines are mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.

All Audi Q2 models now have heated exterior mirrors and convenience key, as well as MMI navigation plus with MMI touch (including its 8.3-inch colour display).

The 35 TFSI continues to offer LED headlights, contrasting bumpers and C-pillar, leather-appointed seats and steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, digital driver information display as well as Audi smartphone interface and phone box light wireless charging among its equipment highlights.

In addition, the 40 TFSI quattro S line adds a new Audi Sport 18-inch alloy wheel, Audi drive select, the electric tailgate sport front seats, auto-dimming interior mirror and aluminium interior accents.

Audi Q2 has a five-star Euro NCAP and ANCAP safety rating, and comes equipped with driver assistance features. The Audi pre-sense city with pedestrian detection, side assist, cruise control, parking system plus with sensors and rear camera, as well as tyre pressure indicators.

The Audi Q2 range is available in up to 11 exterior colours and two interior colour combinations, depending on the model you choose.

Q2 35 TFSI: $42,900
Q2 40 TFSI quattro S line: $49,900
SQ2: $64,400
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Audi dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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