The 2021 Audi Q2 is going to be the smallest crossover in German carmaker’s lineup. The subcompact CUV is going through the first facelift since its arrival and the company considers a launching in the United States. Well, it would be nice to see the mini SUV across the ocean, before the manufacturer fills the portfolio with the rest of the Q lineup. Audi claimed trademarks for all alphanumeric segment from Q1 to Q9. Some experts even say that Q10 is not impossible to see in the future.
The 2021 Audi Q2 is coming with the same engine lineup as before. The carmaker is not adding the E-Tron technology or any hybrid drivetrain. On the other hand, restyling will draw attention. The new look will be inspired by the design language of the upcoming Q8 full-size SUV. Still, the subcompact model cannot be so bold and aggressive. It is a city cruiser, best for novices and urban drives, where parting spots are tight and you need to spend as less fuel as possible. Audi keeps the luxury offer at the highest level, so the base versions of Q2 will come with some advanced technologies.
2021 Audi Q2 Restyling
So, it is time for the Q2 redesign. Still, we need a lot more information to find out what will crossover look like. The only lead is a look of new arrivals in last couple of seasons. Well, Audi didn’t bring anything radical or significant. Minot updates are making their vehicle fresh. However, the Q2 is going through a mid-cycle update process, so something special would be needed.
On the other hand, exterior changes are not the only thing the facelift is bringing. There are also changes under the hood and inside the cabin. Until we find out more details about the 2021 Audi Q2, we will stick up to the existing details. The crossover utility vehicle will be lighter than before, thanks to the higher usage of aluminum and carbon fiber. But, it won’t harm the performance.
The same MQB platform underpins the CUV, which will be around 166 inches long. Excellent agility and the lack of space inside the cockpit are the things that make you love or hate such vehicles. Audi makes it up with premium equipment and accessories. Well, the Q3 is currently way more popular. It costs a bit higher but offers much more of everything.
One of options for all upcoming Audi vehicles is to get an autonomous drive system. Chiefs of the automotive giant have already spoken about this move, but nothing was launched yet. Level 2 is still the most advanced technology. However, many Audi’s rivals announced higher levels of autonomous drive. The Q2 might get some features that will mark the start of evolution.
The latest ISOFIX buckets are there with extra options. Unfortunately, base trim levels don’t offer power-adjustable seats. You will find it optionally. Special inserts will make the cabin more elegant. However, the offer starts with cloth upholstery. Safety features include airbags, tire pressure monitor, electronic stability control, and a multi-collision brake assist.
2021 Audi Q2 Specs
Since the Q2 was a crossover that exclusively came out in the European market, diesel configurations were more popular. A 1.6-liter is a base unit, while a 2.0-liter is offering two levels of outputs for maximum performance. The first one is capable of producing 115 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, thanks to turbocharging system. The larger displacement raises outputs to 150 hp and 250 lb-ft, while dropping 0-60 mph sprint time to 8.5 seconds. Manual and automatic transmissions are options on both models. The third setup includes a 2.0 TDI engine that delivers 190 hp and 295 lb-ft and 7-speed DSG gearbox sends them to all-wheel Quattro drive. Such configured crossover needs 7 seconds for 0-60 mph acceleration.
Petrol lineup also comes with three different tunings. The entry-level version is a 1.0-liter inline-three with 115 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. This is the most efficient engine you will find for the subcompact crossover. A 1.4 TFSI raises the bar to 150 hp and 185 lb-ft, while dropping the 0-60 mph time to 8.5 seconds. The fastest unit in the squad is a 2.0-liter turbo-four powerplant that consumes gasoline. It stops the clock under 7 seconds for the 0-60. Power outputs are 190 hp and 235 lb-ft of twist. the company might add a hybrid unit in the future, but it is not happening for the 2021 Audi Q2.
As the smallest crossover in the lineup, the 2021 Audi Q2 will be the least expensive. Depending on a country, the pricing will start from 35,000 euros. Converted to dollars, that is under $40,000, which is pretty high for the subcompact model. Well, in Germany, the CUV costs 45,000 euros ($50k).