All-new Audi Q2 arrives in Australia with Launch Edition

February 2, 2017

As spotted in Australia last week, Audi’s new urban small SUV, the Q2, has hit our shores. A special Launch Edition helps celebrate its arrival.

The range opens with the Q2 Design 1.4 TFSI with front-wheel drive, producing 110kW and 250Nm. Next up is the Q2 Sport 2.0 TDI quattro, which has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that makes 110kW and 340Nm, sent to all four wheels.

All models get autonomous emergency braking up to 65km/h, a parking assistance pack with rear cross-traffic alert and a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit (digital TFT instrument display). A 7.0-inch retractable infotainment display incorporates navigation, smartphone mirroring and dual-zone climate control.

Other highlights include a 405-litre boot, colour-changing LEDs throughout the dash, and the navigation system also incorporates Google Earth for live images.

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The Launch Edition is the flagship for now, with the same 110kW/250Nm TFSI engine as the Design, but more equipment is added including adaptive cruise, stop-start, lane departure warning, 19-inch alloys, black C-pillars and S-Line accoutrements. The Design rolls on 17-inch wheels, while the diesel Sport gains 18s.

Audi Australia says a 2.0 TFSI version will enter the market in the second half of this year, packing a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol that develops 140kW and 320Nm. It will come exclusively with quattro all-wheel drive.

Compared with the PQ45-based and dated Q3, the Q2 is 190mm shorter at 4190mm long. The Q3 is set migrate to the Q2’s MQB platform when the next-gen model surfaces next year. Prices for the Q2 are as follows (excluding on-roads). It officially goes on sale on February 24.

2017 Audi Q2 Design 1.4 TFSI – $41,100
2017 Audi Q2 Sport quattro 2.0 TDI – $47,900
2017 Audi Q2 Launch Edition 1.4 TFSI – $49,900

Mitchell was a contributing journalist and features writer at Performance Drive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.