Great success of the crossover segment made German carmaker develop more models. Their compact SUV Q3 will get even smaller variant in 2017 Audi Q2, which will come very soon. It is a kind of response to the competition, especially new BMW X2, which will be the main rival. Confirmation of these rumors came with spy shots of the vehicle. Under heavy camouflage, there are wipes of the new SUV, so we can predict what to expect. And for engine, there are some information from inside the company, so we can rely on these stories.
2017 Audi Q2 engine
Under the hood of the new SUV will be few options, and all are four-cylinder. Base model comes with 1.4-l TFSI, which can develop around 150 hp. With some additional features, it can go up to 180 horses. Then, 2017 Audi Q2 can be purchased in diesel variant. There are two drivetrains with outputs of around 200 hp. First is 1.6-l TDI and other is bigger, 2.0-l TDI. Another rumor says that special model of new Q2 could be built in limited edition. For high performance, another model could come, but engine is not confirmed yet. According to information, it will get same engine as VW Golf GTI, built on MQB platform. This vehicle will throw around 230 hp. Another possibility could be RS variant, but it is not likely to happen in 2017 year model.
2017 Audi Q2 styling
Design of the new crossover will be almost the same as Q3, but smaller version. Not only visual appearance, but also many features are being borrowed from its big brother. Roof is lower and SUV looks like some bigger coupe. The 2017 Audi Q2 is also more aggressive than its matrix, so this seems to be like big redesign of Q3. Interior is new, since Audi is implementing new features in their vehicles.
New dashboard, climate control and seats give interesting turn to Q2 SUV. Layout of this crossover is similar to Audi A1, but 2017 Q2 has longer wheelbase, and that means more space in the cabin.
2017 Audi Q2 release date and price
The 2017 Audi Q2 will be presented at 2016 Geneva Motor Show. However, company has no plans to release this SUV in US market. Price of the Q2 is around $30,000 for base model.