Audi strengthens its presence in the booming SUV segment with the unveiling of the compact Audi Q2 at the Geneva Motor Show.It is an urban car for everyday driving and leisure with a progressive design and youthful charm. It is flanked by two new top models at its world debut – the Audi S4 Avant and the Audi RS Q3 performance.
Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG says “We have specifically developed the Audi Q2 for young customers. Its looks distinguish it as a model with attitude. The compact SUV blends the technical expertise of our brand with high everyday utility and emotional character.”
The Audi Q2 has a powerful road stance,measuring 4.19 meters in length. With its overtly geometrical formal idiom it takes up position as an independent character within the Q family. Customers can tailor many of the details to their individual preferences, and there are two trim lines to choose from. Expressive colors create highlights both on the exterior and in the spacious interior. The seated position is sportily deep in relation to the steering wheel, and the controls are self-explanatory.
The Audi Q2 also redefines the class benchmark for assistance systems. Audi pre sense front can avoid collisions with pedestrians or vehicles; adaptive cruise control with stop & go function and traffic jam assist represent precursors of piloted driving. he seven-speed S tronic with lightning-fast action is available for all engine versions, and quattro permanent all-wheel drive. It owes its agile handling to the standard-fit progressive steering, the sporty suspension – optionally with damper control – and the optional driving dynamics system Audi drive select. The Audi Q2 goes on sale in Europe in fall 2016. Market Introduction dates for the Middle East are not set yet.
Audi is presenting the new top model of the Q3 line at Geneva too. Its five-cylinder turbo engine has an output of 367 hp – 27 hp more than in the RS Q3. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and achieves a top speed of 270 km/h. It has exclusive equipment to complement its extra power. The sporty SUV is already on sale, with a starting price of EUR 61,000 on the German market. Also on show at Geneva.