2017 Audi Q2 2.0L TDi Quattro Review

Audi Q2 Quattro AWD SUV Road Test

AUDI Q2 2.0 TDI Quattro S Tronic Overview

Audi launched the Q2 into the highly competitive small compact AWD SUV premium market segment. The compact segment has seen the most growth in recent years with almost all manufacturers having an entry level model. The vehicle we are testing here is the Audi Q2 2.0L TDi Quattro 7 speed S Tronic.

There is something quite special happening at Audi lately. Every new model they have released lately they seem to just get it right in both design language and vehicle features etc.

Audi Q2 Quattro

AUDI Q2 2.0 TDI Quattro S Tronic Exterior

The Audi Q2 has something about it that differentiates it from the others. It immediately makes you feel at home with it when approaching. Style is a personal thing obviously but the Q2 really appealed to me.

Audi’s polygonal design style has got edgy spot on without being ugly, unlike one or two of Audi’s main competitors. Externally the Q2 has that coupe style while retaining plenty of internal space. It could arguably be the most stylish offering in this segment.

The vehicle measures 1.51 metres tall and 1.79 metres wide. The overhangs are short with a vehicle length of 4.19 metres and a wheelbase of 2.60 metres. While it is some 200mm shorter than the Q3 the wheelbases are almost identical with about 5mm difference from memory.

Where the Q2 differs is that it has less front and rear overhang. These measurement go a long way to the feeling of a sporty design. This is the same platform that the brilliant A3 is built on.

The Q2 is designed for the younger couple or maybe with a single child, maybe, while the Q3 is designed more for the entry traditional SUV buyer.

Audi Q2 Quattro

AUDI Q2 2.0 TDI Quattro S Tronic Internal

Internally the stylish design continues with the overall ambience of quality and a subtle sporty feel. Again Audi is doing things just right with their excellent interiors. It offers comfortable (read higher than a sports car) entry and good visibility, but also a sporty seating position for the driver and front passenger.

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Audi Q2 2.0L TDi Quattro 7 speed S Tronic.
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Summary

The Q2 is not a sports SUV, nor is it an SUV for off road use. It is as mentioned an urban warrior that is aimed right at the younger, technologically advanced, upwardly mobile buyers that want more than a sedan or coupe.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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