Audi launched A3 sedan which is considered as entry level offering from the German carmaker. Now Audi is considering the introduction of LWB (long wheelbase) version of Q2 for the Indian market which could makes it way in 2017. The Q2 was first showcased at recently held Geneva Motor show and it will company’s least priced offering product till date. With the price around Rs. 25 lakh it will take on Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1.
First the AWB model was in consideration for Chinese market only but after seeing the growth and popularity of SUV segment in India it will be launched here as well. The Q2 has very limited rear space which wouldn’t be liked by the space crazy Indian audiences so LWB becomes an obvious choice.
On the global front, it is available with 1.4l, 2.0l four cylinder and 1.0l TFSI petrol engines along with 1.6l and 2.0l TDI diesel engines. For the Indian market, it is likely to get a 2.0l TDI diesel mill which will be soon locally assembled in India. It will be offered with both front wheel drive and Audi Quattro all wheel drive systems.
In terms of design, the Q2 has a new unique patterned front grille, automatic headlights with T-shaped headlights, sloping roofline with matte black finish C pillars. At rear the taillights bears a new design something we haven’t seen on Audi cars. The SUV is 4191mm long, 2009mm wide, 1508mm tall and sits of the wheelbase of 2595mm. The good thing is that Q2 is on the lighter side and just weighs 1205kg.
Though the design is new and refreshing but interiors are typically Audi with similar dashboard layout, big MMI screen with rotary control, plush leather seats, Wi-Fi hotspot, a head up display with navigation, voice recognition, cruise control, start stop and go etc. It will be loaded with plethora of safety features such as Audi side assist, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, radar usage restrictions, traffic sign recognition etc.