report: The Audi Q2 urban SUV has a more striking profile – La Tribune Auto

Launched four years ago, the Audi Q2 urban SUV is a real eye-catcher.

The lines the bodywork of the Q2 are both sporty, elongated and powerful, the corners and edges give the urban SUV a rugged appearance.

The restyled Q2 displays a even more striking profile.

Audi designers used the polygon pattern at the rear end, which already characterized the front line and the shoulder.

The bumper has a built-in diffuser with large five-sided polygons.

The front end has also been changed: the surfaces under the headlights emerge in a more striking way.

The Singleframe octagonal grille is slightly lower, making the front section appear wider. Its insert also uses the polygonal pattern.

On the Advanced and S Line finishes of narrow slots between the grille and the hood are reminiscent of the Audi Sport quattro.

The large air inlets implicit also appear more expressive on the S Line finish.

The blades are painted in the color of the vehicle or kept in black, gray and silver, depending on the finish chosen.

There are three versions for the lower part of the body fixings: stitched black in the basic version, Manhattan Gray in the Advanced finish and vehicle color on the S Line finish.

The LED headlights are standard on the Audi Q2, Matrix LED headlights being available as an option.

Seven individual LEDs installed in a common module make the high beams intelligently controllable. They always illuminate the road clearly without blinding other road users. Ten light-emitting diodes installed behind rhomboid optical components generate the daytime running light, while seven other LEDs also generate the dynamic indicator.

For the rear lights, the Q2 offers the choice between two LED versions, with or without dynamic indicators.

Headlights and taillights draw attention to the Audi Q2 with the sequencing of the light when the car is locked and unlocked.

Following this update, the Audi Q2 gains a few millimeters in length (4.21 meters), while the width (1.79 meters) and height (1.54 meters) have remained the same.

The interior of the Audi Q2 can accommodate five passengers.

The interior design echoes the exterior design.

The range of controls and displays ranges from the analogue instrument cluster and MMI radio plus with DAB plus to the Audi Virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch screen and MMI navigation plus with an 8.3-inch display. It is controlled via a rotary pushbutton on the central tunnel console (MMI touch) or via a voice control system.

The MMI navigation plus includes a LTE module for fast data transmission and a Wi-Fi access point that passengers can use to connect their mobile devices.

The superior infotainment system introduces Audi connect services in the Audi Q2, including real-time traffic information.

Audi connect and Audi connect remote & control call and emergency services are available. They allow the driver to lock the vehicle remotely or to check the fuel level and range via the myAudi app on his smartphone.

The trunk of the Audi urban SUV offers a volume of 405 liters, rising to 1050 liters when the rear seat is folded down.

An electric tailgate and trailer hitch are optional.

The Audi Q2 is launched with a 1.5 TFSI four-cylinder petrol engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque. At low loads and engine speeds, the Cylinder Efficiency On Demand (COD) system temporarily deactivates the second and third cylinders.

Other TDI and TFSI engines will be available before the end of 2020.

All engines comply with the Euro 6 AP emissions standard and diesel engine dual metering technology minimizes NOx emissions. Two SCR catalytic converters work together: one is located directly behind the engine and the other is installed in the vehicle floor. They cover different driving situations and complement each other.

The Audi Q2 1.5 TFSI 150PS is available with a six-speed manual transmission and with a seven-speed S tronic transmission.

Quattro all-wheel drive is available on certain engine versions. Its multi-plate clutch transfers part or all of the engine torque to the rear wheels as needed.

The progressive direction becomes more and more direct as the steering movement increases. It increases handling during maneuvers and on winding roads.

A sport suspension which lowers the body by ten millimeters is available on request.

The suspension is available with damping control and includes the Audi drive select dynamic management system.

The Q2 embarks a whole range of driver assistance systems.

The standard Audi pre-sense front system uses radar to observe the area in front of the car in order to avoid or reduce the severity of accidents.

Lane departure warning is also standard.

The optional systems are divided into “Drive”, “Safety” and “Park” packs.

The Park assistance package includes a reversing camera and the parking system plus. Parking assistance, which can steer the car in and out of parking spaces automatically, is available.

The Safety Assistance package includes side assistance, rear transverse assistance, and Audi pre-sense basic and the Audi pre-sense rear system.

The Drive assistance package includes adaptive cruise assist, available in combination with MMI navigation plus, the Audi virtual cockpit and S tronic. In many driving situations, the driver has the option of letting the system take over much of the acceleration, deceleration and lane keeping tasks. In order to maintain lateral guidance, the driver only has to gently touch the capacitive steering wheel, to prove that he is paying attention to driving.

Adaptive cruise assist is active at any speed. In combination with reading traffic signs using the camera, the car automatically decelerates when approaching traffic signs. The Audi Q2 accelerates as soon as a higher speed is allowed.

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