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Sam Sheehan, senior staff writer

Mar 1, 2016
What is it?

The Audi Q2 is shorter, wider and taller than an A3 Sportback, and enters the compact crossover segment as a premium car. That means its dimensions are closely aligned with models such as the Skoda Yeti, but its fit and finish match models from the classes above.

Audi's new Q2 introduces several previously unseen design features to the brand, including a new single-frame grille and rectangular headlights. There's even a prominent shoulder line that features a unique polygon slice, and the car's overall shape is distinctive when compared to its more sleek siblings.
What engines can I choose from?

At launch, the Q2 comes with a choice of six engines: three petrols and three diesels. The petrol range includes a 1.0-litre TFSI with 114bhp and should be good for an unconfirmed 50mpg combined, a 1.4-litre TFSI with cylinder-on-demand technology and a 2.0-litre TFSI that produces 187bhp.

The diesels are made up of a 1.6-litre TDI that should offer close to 70mpg combined and two 2.0-litre TDIs in 148bhp and 187bhp forms.

As standard, the Q2 comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, but an S tronic automatic is also available. This gearbox is fitted to the range-topping 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines as standard.

Buyers who want four-wheel-drive capability can pay extra for Audi's quattro system; in normal driving the car powers the front wheels, but in low grip scenarios or four-wheel-drive modes power is also sent to the rear wheels.
How much equipment does it come with?

Since Audi is marketing the Q2 as a premium car for the compact classes, the Q2 comes with an extensive options list. The car maker's latest virtual cockpit system is on offer, adding two screens to the dash that can be customised to display things such as satellite navigation or media. Meanwhile, the MMI infotainment system can sync with smartphones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

There are also a host of safety and driver assist features, including traffic jam assist, collision assist (which can automatically apply the brakes), active lane departure and active cruise control.

Audi is fitting the Q2 with variable steering as standard, which adjusts the responsiveness of steering to cater for different situations. Steering reaction is slowed at speed to improve motorway stability, and then made faster at low speed to improve agility.
How much will it cost?

Audi is yet to confirm prices, but a starting figure of about £21,000 has been mooted. This is a significant £4000 more than a Skoda Yeti, confirming the Q2's premium intentions. Sales start in the middle of 2016, with first deliveries expected in autumn.
Anything else I should know?

Despite being more compact than a five-door A3, the Q2's higher roofline means it offers passengers more head room. There's also 405 litres of boot space, with 1050 litres on offer when the rear seats are folded. A 40:20:40 folding rear bench is also available to increase the cabin's flexibility.

Seems to be a typo in that the top spec diesel and the 2.0TFSI both make 187bhp - that probably isn't correct?
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