Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Audi Q2

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Audi’s smallest crossover marks its worldwide debut on the stage of the Geneva Auto Show with a sharp and a progressive new look.

The fourth member of the Audi Q family has a more distinctive, a styling direction aimed to appeal to a younger audience, the Ingolstadt-based premium brand says. Therefore, the new compact Q2 SUV shows a lot of vertices and edges. At the front, it has the high-mounted ingleframe grille in an octagonal design as well as the large air inlets, while the profile retains the classic Q Audi shapes. The rear of the body terminates with a long roof spoiler and a diffuser that has an underbody-protection look. The model measures 1.51 metres tall and 1.79 metres wide, has short overhangs, a length of 4.19 metres and a wheelbase of 2.60 metres. Despite the small footprint, it accommodates a 405 to 1,050 litre boot.

Along with the optional Audi virtual cockpit and the head-up display, the driver assistance systems for the Audi Q2 come from the full-size class, such as the Audi pre sense front that is standard. Other safety technologies include the adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, traffic jam assist, the lane-departure warning system Audi side assist, the lane-keeping assistant Audi active lane assist, traffic sign recognition and parking and cross-traffic assist rear.

The Q2 is launching with a selection of six different engines. Along with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TFSI, two four-cylinder gasoline engines are being offered with 1.4 and 2.0 litres of displacement. In addition, three four-cylinder diesels are available with 1.6 and 2.0 liters. Their power output ranges from 85 kW (116 hp) to 140 kW (190 hp). As an alternative to the six-speed manual transmission, Audi also brings the S tronic dual clutch transmission with seven speeds for all engines, while the top TDI and the 2.0 TFSI use a newly developed dual-clutch transmission.