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Got an email invite from Audi for this today, did anyone else get one? I've said I'll go with a guest (us chaps have to do the lounge suit thing and ladies are requested to wear a cocktail dress), so photographic opportunities for Audi PR I'm sure... :D
 

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Thanks, I don't think it was Audi dealer driven though I have bought quite a few new Audi cars - perhaps it was because I'd registered for details really early on - who knows.

I've got one of the Galaxy S7 phones and that takes really good pics indoors so I'll endeavour to get some decent pictures.
 

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Also had an invite the other day, not that I'll be going. I've had many VAG cars (sorry to use that term still, showing my age) and also registered early on for details on the Q2.
 

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Thanks, I'll see if anything pops through the letterbox this week, if not pics would be great thanks.

Welcome along Cats - not going because it's too far away? Hopefully they'll do a dealer tour too.
 

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Cats said:
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Welcome along Cats - not going because it's too far away? Hopefully they'll do a dealer tour too.
Not looking to change my Golf R until next March, hoping for a SQ2 or even an RSQ2 but that maybe wishful thinking.
I think we'll see a hotter Q2 down the line, at least 12 / 18 months away though I would guess. Hopefully you might have some news by the time you come to change.
 

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I have been invited to the launch in Mayfair on 6th April but I'm not sure my Lounge Suit still fits! I guess it's time to go shopping this weekend.

I'll also need to arrange a days leave with work since I am no where near London.
 

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Just had a reminder in the Email:

Just as a quick reminder, the evening will be from 1830 to 2100hrs. It will include a big unveil with a member of the design team and a Q2 product specialist - both of whom will be on hand to answer any questions.

Please don't hesitate to contact me, if you have any queries.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.
I'll be asking if a Quattro model is part of the lineup on launch and for some more precision as to when a price/option list will become available.
 

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Yes, I went last night and do have some pictures. I'm on my work laptop and as security is part of my job maybe uploading photos to an image sharing site wouldn't be the cutest move so that will have to wait until later.

Was pretty exclusive, there were maybe 70 people there, lots of photographers so I guess Audi are going to milk the PR big time.

In short in the flesh the Q2 is just plain gorgeous, it's long and quite low in visual appearance and yet when you sit inside it you feel fairly high up. The styling for the roof profile accentuates the 'cat about to pounce' stance of the car, everyone, male or female liked it. It has a particular jewel-like air of intense desireability, its really rather special and something Audi are especially good at.

There was just one car, a LHD 2.0 TDI Quattro in Sepang Blue - appeared to be a Sport model (no Sline badges inside or out) was also the two tone colour scheme which actually looks super tasteful because the darker lower colour is metallic grey and high-gloss, fabulous. The rear apron is silver and also high-gloss, exceedingly attractive.

Audi UK had put up the Q2 Product Manager, Chris Battey who confirmed the following (from memory):

1) Order book opens in July, 1st customer deliveries in November
2) There will be 12 colours on launch including new, unique to Q2 orange and grey shades
3) Lots of interior finisher options including one that is LED based and will offer a choice of 10 colours
4) Audi Pre-Sense for detecting objects in the road and collision avoidance will be standard across the range
5) Quattro will be available on launch however only on the 2.0TDI, the 1.4TFSI Quattro and 2.0TFSI Quattro will follow next year (a few people there, myself included were a bit disappointed because the 150 PS COD 1.4 TFSI Quattro is probably going to be the perfect choice)
6) All the in car entertainment/fancy dash displays from the new TT, A4 and Q7 are present in the Q2, I wasn't able to confirm that the centre display was motorised like the current A3. The high-end audio will be B&O and not Bose.
7) A head up display will be an option, the pre-production car there had a blanking plate in the top of the dash cowl
8) The example there had a through-load rear seat
9) The seats will be orderable in a wide range of materials, cloth, alcantara and full leather, the full leather seats can have rather tasteful vertical contrast panels - the car there had light grey inserts and looked really tasteful
10) The boot space is fairly small, like an A1 and not very deep, I wasn't able to check if the boot floor has two heights (like an A1).

I'll post photos later.

One really overriding impression is that Audi have got this one absolutely right, unless they screw the pricing up and make it too expensive its a cetain winner.
 

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John,

Thanks good reply with lots of info.

I am gutted I could not attend the event - sounds very posh!

I don't suppose if they said that Q2's would be available in the show rooms for when the ordering books open as I don't want to really spend 25K without seeing the actual car first....

Cheers
Ickle
 

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You are most welcome, based on past new model Audi launches its unlikely that there will be showroom cars when the order book opens. I ordered my 1st SQ5 unseen (£50k plus), Audi don't produce rubbish so it's very low risk.

With regards to the event itself it was very tastefully done, nice nibbles and decent champagne too. The freebie takeaway was a really natty Audi Accessory mobile device rechargeable battery pack.
 

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Thanks for taking those pictures for us. I hope you don't mind but I've uploaded them below:
 

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