Audi opens Q2 order books with pricing that undercuts all premium compact SUV rivals.
The Australian Q2 line-up will be comprised of two tiers from launch, with 1.4-litre 110 TFSI petrol two wheel drive and 2.0-litre 110 TDI diesel quattro all-wheel drive variants. A 2.0-litre 140 TFSI petrol quattro will follow later, and all will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto as standard.
Audi is yet to confirm pricing for the two 2.0-litre models, but expect both to fit comfortably under $50,000.
Features like Audi's virtual cockpit digital instrumentation, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with side assist and active lane assist and rear cross traffic alert will also be available.
The standard styling pack shown in Sydney is the 'Design line', which includes contrasting high-gloss body details and 17-inch alloys. Like all Audis, several option packages will be available for personalisation.
The Q2 is slightly smaller than the Q3 in all dimensions, but still offers good interior space for four adults inside. The sloping roofline is countered with a sculpted headliner to leave useful headroom for average height adults.
The pre-production left hand drive two-wheel drive example on show in this week had a pair of cupholders at each end of the cabin, but bottle holders in the front doors only.
Audi quotes 405 litres of cargo space, which expands to 1050 with the rear seat folded.
The Q2 is yet to score a safety rating from Euro NCAP or ANCAP, but Audi expects a maximum five stars from each.
2017 Audi Q2 list pricing
Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI - 7sp auto - $41,100
Audi Q2 2.0 TDI - 7sp auto - $TBC
Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI - 7sp auto - $TBC