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Audi Q2 gets facelift

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Audi Mzansi has refreshed its Q2 entry level SUV,  giving the exterior an even more distinctive profile with striking details as part of three different trim lines.

The Audi designers have now applied the motif of the polygon to the rear end as well: The bumper has an integrated angular diffuser insert with large pentagons on both sides. The front has also been modified, and the surfaces below the headlights now have a more distinctive shape. The large implied air inlets, which are also pentagonal, also appear even more expressive, especially in the S line trim line. The octagonal Singleframe is slightly lower than before, making the front section appear wider. The standard version illuminates the road with LED headlights with Matrix LED headlights optional.

The blades on the C-pillars are painted either in body colour or designed in silver, grey or black (depending on the trim line or package selected). The standard trim line includes: 16-inch wheels and the blade in body colour. The Advanced trim line includes 17-inch wheels. The S line includes 18-inch wheels. Black styling package comes with 19-inch wheels.

The range in terms of displays and infotainment is structured in two levels in the Q2. An analog instrument with a colour display comes as standard. The top-of-the-line version is the Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch diagonal which forms part of the Technology Package and also includes Audi smartphone interface and MMI navigation plus, which is operated via the rotary push button on the centre tunnel (MMI touch) or via natural-language voice control. The optional Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System actuates 14 loudspeakers with an output of 705 watts – its performance is a special feature in the compact SUV segment.

The compact SUV is being launched in the South African market with one engine offering. The 1.4 TFSI that powers the Q2 35 TFSI has an output of 110 kW and produces 250 Nm of torque. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes 8.8 seconds; its peak is 213 km/h. The vehicle is fitted with an 8-speed tiptronic gearbox.

Local pricing and availability

The new Audi Q2 will officially go on sale in South Africa from 1 June 2021 and is priced as follows (inclusive of all taxes) and comes standard with a five year Audi Freeway Plan:

Audi Q2 35 TFSI  Launch Edition        R519,500  (limited units available at the time of launch)

Audi Q2 35 TFSI                                      R545,500

Audi Q2 35 TFSI  Advanced                  R567,500

Audi Q2 35 TFSI  S line                          R581,500

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