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Audi Q2 makes world debut at Geneva

The fourth member of the Audi Q family, the Q2 brings styling that ushers in new design elements whilst introducing infotainment and assistance systems from larger Audi models.

Based on the group’s MQB platform, the vehicle measures 1.51m tall, 1.79m wide and 4.19m long with a 2.6m wheelbase and weighs in at just 1,205kg. Boot space is 405 to 1,050 litres and options include a power tailgate and a three-way split rear bench backrest with cargo through-loading.

Distinctive styling elements include the floating c-pillar and the contrasting material behind it. Audi says the Q2 will also offer a wide number of options for customisation.

Also included is technology from further up the range, such as the optional Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display plus driver assistance systems, such as the Audi pre sense front that comes as standard.

In the UK, five engines will be offered, including an entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder TFSI and two four-cylinder petrol engines offering 1.4 and 2.0 litres – a 2.0-litre TFSI with quattro permanent all-wheel drive as standard will follow in 2017.

In addition, two four-cylinder diesel engines will be available – a 114bhp 1.6-litre and a 148bhp 2.0-litre, which can be specified with all-wheel drive.

As an alternative to the six-speed manual transmission, Audi also offers the S tronic dual clutch transmission with seven speeds for all engines.

Installed at the rear on the front-wheel drive versions is a semi-independent suspension, while the quattro models have a four-link suspension. Progressive steering is standard in all versions. Adaptive dampers are available as an option, as is the Audi drive select system.

The Q2 is expected to open for UK orders in July with first deliveries in November.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.