The Q2 is the Audi’s smallest SUV in the lineup which is becoming more and more popular on the roads because of its handsome, coupe-like appearance, nice cabin, and practicality. However, we can soon expect the newest 2019 Audi Q2 which will mostly be a carryover and won’t differ from the current model. On the other hand, the manufacturer is currently testing the high-performance SQ2 model which will feature a sportier and more aggressive design, sportier cabin, and a strong 2.0-liter turbo engine.
2019 Audi Q2 powertrain
The upcoming 2019 Audi Q2 won’t get any changes under its hood and it will come with a choice of petrol and diesel units. So, the base will be the same 1.0-liter 3-cylinder TSFI engine which is able to generate 116 hp. There will also be a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder unit which has the output of 150 hp. As well, the Q2 will also be offered with a 2.0-liter turbo engine which can develop up to 190 horsepower.
Among diesel units, the Q2 will get a 1.6-liter TDI engine rated at 116. Moreover, there will also be a 2.0-liter engine which is capable of making 150 ponies. All the engines will work with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. As well, it will come with rear-wheel and Quattro all-wheel drive systems.
On the other hand, the all-new SQ2 model will be powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine which is also found in the S3 model. This unit can make 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to a dual-clutch gearbox and will come standard with Quattro all-wheel drive.
Design of exterior and interior
Visually, the 2019 Audi Q2 won’t change from the 2018 model year. It looks handsome and features a familiar coupe-like design. There are the recognizable massive grille and angular headlamps on the front. The rear end is dominated by dual chrome exhaust outlets. On the other hand, the new SQ2 model has been caught during its testing and will slightly differ from the standard model. It will feature a sportier and more aggressive design and will come with quad exhaust pipes. As well, it will get bigger alloy wheels which will feature the “S” logo.
Inside, the 2019 Audi Q2 comes with two-row seating configuration and can accommodate up to four passengers without discomfort. The dashboard is fitted with a 7-inch touchscreen for infotainment system and navigation. The base model comes with cloth seats while the higher trim levels will get leather. Furthermore, the high-performance SQ2 will get sporty seats which will come with a combination of cloth and leather upholstery or all leather. As well, it will be available with optional carbon-fiber inserts.
Some of the equipment we can expect will be Bluetooth, USB, audio system, cruise control, airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS, and so on.
Release date and price
The new 2019 Audi Q2 and SQ2 could be presented to the world this fall. The price of the Q2 should be around $27,500 for the base model. However, the carmaker still hasn’t revealed the price of the new SQ2.