Prices for Audi’s most affordable SUV till date, the all-new Q2, have been revealed in the UK. The Audi Q2 starts at £20,230, or approximately INR 18.35 lakh, for the entry-level SE grade. £1,550 more will fetch you the Sport grade, while an additional $2,250 calls for the poshest S Line grade. Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, heated and electrically adjustable side mirrors, Audi’s MMI multimedia system (without navigation), along with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.
The Sport grade adds 17-inch alloys, a SD-card based navigation system, red or yellow inlays for the interior, cruise control, cloth sport seats, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers and the Audi Drive Select with five operational modes. The top-of-the-line S Line grade calls for 18-inch alloy wheels, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, LED head- and tail-lamps, leather upholstered seats with S embossing on the backrests, LED interior lighting, a multi-function perforated leather wrapped steering wheel and an optional 750-watt, 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, the compact Audi Q2 is 7.67 inches less lengthier than the Q3. Upon launch, the new Audi Q2 will be available with as many as six different engine options, ranging from a 114 hp strong, 1.0-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol unit to a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel unit with 190 hp on tap. Transmission choices will include a seven-speed dual-clutch box or a six-speed manual box. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive isn’t even an optional equipment on the new Q2, and all models are front wheel driven.
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Bookings for the Audi Q2 will commence in the United Kingdom in August, with the first deliveries due in November. As for an Indian launch, there isn’t any official announcement yet, but word has it that we could get the stretched version, to be called the Q2 L, that’s being prepared for the Chinese market. Rumours aside, we reckon a late-2017 launch of the new Audi Q2 in India.