Marketed as #untaggable, Audi’s Q2 presents potential owners with plenty of opportunities to leverage their creative flair. You can really make this car stand out from the crowd. There are five alloy wheel designs, 11 body paint colours and four contrasting colours for the c-pillar blade panels to choose from. While this kind of visual treatment may appeal to a younger demographic, the Q2 nestles nicely in-between the A1 and A3 models, and completes Audi's Q SUV range meaning it’s equally a practical choice of car for families or people who frequently head out of the city.
The level of spec included in the Q2 definitely makes it feel like you’re getting more bang for your buck. The LED lights with dynamic rear indicator signals make it look like the lamps are moving in the direction that the vehicle is turning. Five driver assist systems feature as standard, demonstrating the latest safety technology. This can be enhanced further with Audi’s driver assistance package which includes adaptive cruise control, park assist, lane assist and high beam control. In my opinion, it’s well worth the upgrade.
The test route over Wellington’s Rimutaka Range was no match for Audi’s smallest SUV. The ride and handling was very good and the Q2 retained its composure throughout the corners with next to no road noise translating in to the cabin.
There are plenty of add-on packages available. If you want to further enhance the hi-spec standard sports model, you can choose from the following packages:
- Tech which includes a virtual cockpit, Navigation Plus and head-up display (HUD) for $3,500
- S-line for $4,500
- Driver assistance for $3,000
The Audi Q2 has just received a 5-Star ANCAP safety rating.
At a glance
|Engine||1.4 TFSI 4 cylinder turbo|
|ANCAP safety rating||5-Star|
|Transmission||7-speed S Tronic|
|Fuel economy||5.5L/100km combined|
|Towing capacity||1500kg braked, 670kg unbraked|
|ESC with torque vectoring||Audi Pre Sense City|
|Front and side airbags for front seats and side guard head airbag||Audi Side Assist|