Seen here with a cloth draped over it, the new Q2 looks like it will come with a rather sharp upper front grille section like what is seen on the new Q7. You can also see LEDs through the headlights, and the LED taillights.
It’s all been designed under Audi’s new styling boss Marc Lichte, the team responsible for updating Audi’s design language kicked off with the stunning Prologue concept from 2014.
The compact crossover will be based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform that also underpins the latest Audi A3. It’s expected to come with a range of turbocharged powertrain options, with petrol and diesel, and front-wheel drive and quattro all-wheel.
Audi will be stepping into uncharted waters with the Q2, with no direct competition currently on offer. Both BMW and Mercedes-Benz don’t have a compact SUV in their lineup and aren’t known to be working on one. Neither is Lexus. That could soon change though.
Expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, on March 1, the model will be Audi’s premium entry-level access to its SUV line-up. With engines expected to be carried from the A1, the Q2 will most likely feature a wide range of three and four-cylinder petrol engines as well as a range of diesels – connected to a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Audi has kicked off a teaser campaign for its new Q2 small SUV, ahead of a likely appearance at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
In a slight twist to what fans may have expected from a teaser campaign, Audi makes it clear that the model in question will sit below the Q3 in the carmaker’s SUV range.