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I've read that too and yet Audi's own blurb https://audi-illustrated.com/en/q2/Der-Audi-Q2 suggests that the launch program will include 6 engines, 3 petrol and 3 diesel. The most powerful 2.0 engines will get Quattro drive trains as standard.

I wouldn't be surprised if Audi progressively introduced the engine/drive train combinations in a ramp-up to a full range/combination of optional availability as they do that with most new models already.

Personally I'd like to buy the 150PS 1.4 with Stronic and Quattro not withstanding that fact that this isn't real full time Quattro 4 wheel drive like the Q5 and Q7 have but rather a front wheel drive platform that can shift torque to the rear axle if the ABS brake sensors detect that front wheels are starting to rotate faster than the rears.
 

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The no Quattro at launch news was revealed on the Topgear site (so may not be factually correct) http://www.topgear.com/car-news/first-look/audi-q2-has-landed

"The Q2 uses the Group's MQB platform, meaning lots of modern engineering and tech. But though it's an Audi, and though it's a crossover, all-wheel-drive doesn't figure very prominently. In fact for a few months after the UK launch in autumn, there'll be no Quattro versions at all.

Engines are 1.4 petrol and 1.6 diesel at thew beginning. Only when a 2.0 diesel arrives in 2017 will there be a Quattro option. And by that time there will also be a diddy 1.0 petrol, which gives you an idea of the class of car the Q2 is up against."
 
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