Audi's latest design language replaces the Q2's erstwhile 'timid' appeal with a new rugged, aggressive stance.
Audi has pulled the wraps off the 2021 version of its 'baby Q' SUV – the Q2. For those unaware, the Q2 is the smallest SUV in Audi's global portfolio. While there have been reports of Audi planning to bring the Q2 to India on multiple occasions, the car is yet to make its debut here.
Coming back to the car, the 2021 Q2's styling is not a radical departure from the outgoing car. In fact, it has simply taken the old 'polygon-inspired' design and used it in a more modern & striking way. With the new LED headlamps (which are now standard on the Q2), a reworked bumper design with larger, slightly more angular air intakes, and a revised Singleframe grille, and new segmented LED DRLs, the updated Q2 looks quite aggressive and appealing for its size. Similarly, the five-sided polygon design can now be found on the rear as well, flanking the diffuser insert.
As for the powertrain, Audi will offer up to five engine options on the Q2 – three petrol TFSI and two TDI diesel engines. But for now, the Q2 will go on sale in Europe with a single 1.5-litre TFSI petrol engine (148bhp/250Nm), which will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The seven-speed S Tronic automatic gearbox will be available as an option, much like the quattro all-wheel-drive system.
The entry-level models of the Q2 will continue to get an analogue instrument cluster and MMI Radio Plus with DAB+. However, the higher variants will come with the 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit and an 8.3-inch MMI Navigation Plus infotainment centre. Also, a 705W 14-speaker Bang and Olufsen premium sound system will be offered as standard.