First pictures: Audi Q2
01 March 2016
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Audi has revealed its Nissan Qasqhai-rivalling Q2 crossover at the Geneva motor show.
Engines powering the Q2 include 1.0, 1.4 and 2.0-litre petrols, while the diesel range consists of 1.6 and 2.0-litre motors, with power outputs ranging from 116hp to 190hp.
Audi has not revealed any efficiency details, since the engines have not been homologated, but expect more details to emerge before the vehicle's autumn on-sale date.
Luggage capacity is rated at 405 litres seats-down and 1050 litres with the rear seats raised, while the car can be fitted with a powered tailgate and a three-way split rear bench.
Inside, the Q2 can be optioned with the firm's 'virtual cockpit' large digital screen, while Audi's media system is fitted as standard.
The Q2 also comes equipped with a wi-fi hotspot, while smartphones can be connected to the vehicle via an app.
Meanwhile, driver assistance systems for the Audi Q2 come from larger models in the Audi range, including a pre-crash detection system that is standard. The software recognises critical situations with other vehicles as well as pedestrians crossing in front of the car, and if necessary it can autonomously brake.
Other safety kit includes adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, a lane-departure warning system, a lane-keeping assist feature and a traffic sign recognition function.
"In the Audi Q2 we have developed a distinctively geometric form language with model-specific design characteristics. The car exhibits an independent character within the Q family," said Audi head of design Marc Lichte.
Prices will be announced closer to the car's on-sale date.