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Audi Q2 – 2016 Geneva Motor Show LIVE

 
Audi Q2 2016 Geneva Motor SHow

Arch rivals BMW and Mercedes are not known to be developing a mini crossover to rival the Q2, at least as of now.

The segment creating Audi Q2 mini premium crossover has made its global premiere at 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Positioned below the Q3, the Q2 is Audi’s smallest and the most affordable Q model.

Based on the MQB platform, the latest Audi SUV targets young urban dwellers. The styling is in line with the brand’s new design direction which has been initiated by the new design chief Marc Lichte. The Q2 is full of clean surfaces, accentuated lines and edgy elements.

Audi Q2 2016 Geneva Motor SHow

The Q2 doesn’t have any direct rivals from Mercedes and BMW.

The signature Audi SingleFrame grille is complemented by rectangular LED headlamps and a sporty bumper. From side and rear angles, the Q2 looks like modernized and slightly shrunk version of the Q3. The mini crossover measures 4.19 m in length, 1.79 m in width, 1.51 m in height and has a wheelbase of 2.6 m.

A set of turbocharged direction injection TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines constitute the powertrain lineup. Power outputs range from 116 PS to 190 PS. Based on the engine and the target market, the Audi Q2 will be available with manual and automatic transmission options. While lower variants make do with FWD, the well endowed variants will feature Quattro all-wheel drive system.

Audi Q2 2016 Geneva Motor SHow

The dashboard derives its inspiration from that of the A3 sedan.

The Audi Q2 will go on sale in Europe in sometime in November before being launching globally in a phased manner. We expect the car to reach our shores towards the end of 2016 or early 2017.

Check out our exhaustive live coverage of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show here.

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