It is confirmed news that the brand new model from Audi, 2017 Audi Q2 is going to make its debut in the Geneva Motor Show 2016 by this March. Initially this premium sedan was named as Q1, but Ulrich Hackenberg, the former R&D chief of Audi has confirmed the news that it will be called Q2. This model is going to be a compact sedan as compared to the subcompact Audi A1 or the theoretical Q1.
What concepts are being used by Audi this time?
You will not be surprised to know that this time also Audi is leaving no stone unturned to make its latest offering a premium concept based car. The 2012 Crosslane idea and the newest notion of the E-tron Quattro are going to be applied in this 2017 Audi Q2. This latest Quattro concept will make this latest creation an electric car. This move will also help in creating such a design that will reduce the drag factor of this vehicle: low coefficient of 0.25 drags. The concept is going to revolutionize even the SUV division of Audi. Technical aspects of the sedan will also get high enhancements through the theory of e-tron Quattro. A lithium-ion battery of 95 kilowatt will drive this car. The ecofriendly mode of Q2 SUV is going to make this premium sedan even more lovable by environment conscious car lovers.
2017 Audi Q2 – Exterior and Interior Specs
While the test drives were being held at various locations with high camouflage, but many external features of 2017 Audi Q2 could have been dissected. The low roofline will add an extra charm to this extravagant sedan. The headlights are little more angular giving it a stylistic touch as compared to all its predecessors. This is going to provide an aggressive look to the otherwise formalized design. This low roofline will also be present in other upcoming coupes of this famed German automaker that are based on Q2 designs. They are the confirmed models of Q8 and Q6.
When it comes to interiors, 2017 Audi Q2 SUV is using the T-Roc concept of 2014 along with the next generation Tiguan model. The T-Roc will provide 2017 Audi Q2 a removable roof, an all-wheel drive and 2 doors among others. High end technological upgrades are going to make this sedan a tad bit higher than all its predecessors as well as competitors.
2017 Audi Q2 – How will the powertrain be like?
Four and three cylinder engines is going to rule this car. Gasoline and diesel, both options will be available for Audi fanatics. Any other upgrades about the engine line-up of Q2 will emanate up soon. For Gasoline, there would be a 1.5 L TFSI engine that will be able to produce horsepower between 130 and 180. The diesel engine variant would be either a 2.0 L or 1.6 L TDSI engine that can generate 190 horsepower. There is a possibility of Audi coming up with a hybrid version of Q2, namely SQ2 that will have a sportier feel and no such major changes in its engine is expected in it. This is yet to be officially stated.
2017 Audi Q2 – What can be the expected Release Date?
As for now nothing has been made official about the release date of Audi Q2 2017, but one thing is clear. The United States will not get to see this car soon but all other major car markets will get to taste the awesomeness of Q2’s drive by late 2016.
Who are the competitors?
- 2014 Mini Cooper.
- 2017 BMW X2.
- 2016 BMW X1.