Audi Q2 gets sporty facelift  03 | 09 | 2020

    AUDI HAS GIVEN its smallest SUV, the Q2, a  sporty mild facelift for 2020. The new-look Q2 gains updated exterior styling, upgrades to the interior, and new in-car and safety technology. On-sale later this week priced from around £23,500, first deliveries are scheduled for next month. (Related: Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept)

    The Q2 has always been quite individual, and the facelift merely bills on that reputation. At the front, the single-frame grille has grown slightly deeper, plus it gets a subtle interpretation of Audi’s quattro-inspired trio of slits at its top. Below the grille there’s a new front bumper which, certainly on S-Line trim and above, gets more angular looking air intakes. There’s also a new bumper design at the rear.

    And while all Q2s get full LED tech as standard, there’s no change to the styling of the headlamps. Top spec versions now also have the option of matrix LED units and scrolling indicators. (Related: Audi Q4 e-tron concept


    Buyers not also get the choice of five new paint colours, including lively Apple Green and Turbo blue shades. The option to have the C-pillar in contrasting black, grey or silver finishes, or in body colour, remains. (Related: Audi e-tron available to order)

    Inside the cabin, the updated Q2’s dashboard is carried over from the previous model. That’s no bad thing as it’s already a snazzy version of the previous generation A3. There’a also new fabrics to trim the door panels, plus there are tweaks to the air vent surrounds and gear selector.


    All but the entry-level models now get Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital driver’s display as standard, as well as an 8.3-inch infotainment screen. Thankfully the functionality continues to be operated by a rotary dial instead of a touchscreen. The latest update also includes smartphone app compatibility. The function allows, amongst other things, owners to check fuel levels remotely, or lock the vehicle from anywhere. (Related: Audi Q5 55 TFSI e gets all-electric range)


    Buyers will have the choice of five trim levels. Standard equipment even on the entry-level Technik is appealing; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Rear parking sensors and a powered tailgate are included. (Related: Audi Q5 gets facelift and new tech)

    And while Audi’s Drive Select drive mode system and sports seats are now standard on the Sport, the S line and Black Edition models get a sharper body kit and part leather seats. The latter also benefits from stylish new 19in alloys.


    The range-topping Vorsprung now adds a panoramic sunroof, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, adaptive dampers and a Nappa leather interior. It also benefits from a range of enhanced active safety features. Autonomous emergency braking is standard across the range, but the Vorsprung adds blind spot monitoring, semi-autonomous parking, and lane keep assist, which allows hands-off motorway driving for short periods.


    At the launch of the facelifted Q2, only one powerplant will be available the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 148bhp and 250Nm. A choice of six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearboxes are available. Audi says further TDI and TFSI engines will be added before the end of the year. The range will also be further supplemented with the addition of an updated all-wheel drive model.

    Related: Audi A3 Saloon gets mild-hybrid tech

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    Jim McGill


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