It took quite some time, but Audi has finally debuted the long-rumored Q2 at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show. This small crossover gives Audi the presence it needs in the super-hot subcompact crossover segment. For now, the details we have are only on the U.K. model and a U.S. release remains unknown at this point.
The looks of the Q2 are distinctly Audi with its Singleframe grille, full-width front air inlet, signature LED daytime running lights, and more. While it has all of the standard Audi styling cues, there are a few bits that are unique on the Q2, including the thick C-pillar and the shape of its taillights. In terms of size, the Q2 checks in at 165 inches long, 70.5 inches wide, and 59.4 inches tall, making it 4.7 inches shorter in length, 0.2 inches wider, and 3.3 inches taller than the brand’s A3 Sportback.
Inside, things are all standard Audi as the A2 features an elegant look and plenty of high-end items. While Audi didn’t give up a ton of details about the interior, the images show plenty of premium materials and sporty red accents on the dash, center console area, the seats, and the interior door pulls. In terms of features, there is the available Audi Virtual Cockpit, an optional heads-up display, a standard MMI display in the center of the dash, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an available power tailgate.
From the looks of things, the Q2 can haul up to five people, but the fifth may be a tad cramped. In its cargo bay, this tiny crossover can handle 405 to 1,050 liters (14.3 to 37.1 cubic feet) of cargo.
Powering the Q2 is a handful of gasoline and diesel engines. The gasoline engines will include a 1.0-liter three-cylinder TFSI with 114 horsepower, a 1.4-liter TFSI, and a 187-horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI. On the diesel side of things is a 1.6-liter TDI with 114 horsepower and a 2.0-liter TDI with 148 or 187 horsepower. A six-cog manual is the standard gearbox, but there is an S tronic auto available—this latter transmission is standard with the 2.0-liter models.
Power heads to the front wheels in the Q2’s standard setup, but quattro all-wheel drive is available as an option.
Audi expects the Q2 to be in U.K. dealers by November 2016 but ordering will open up in July. Availability in the U.S. remains unknown, but given how hot crossovers are here, Audi would be nuts not to bring it over. Stay tuned for more.