The Audi Q2 range has been revised for 2019, with the diesel version dropped from the line-up, and a new naming strategy adopted.
Pricing has increase a little for the two remaining petrol models: the existing 1.4 TFSI design model has been renamed the 35 TFSI, and lists at $41,950 - up $150 over the previous version. The range-topping 2.0 TFSI sport is now called the 40 TFSI, and lists at $49,400, an increase of $900.
The 2019 Audi Q2 35 TFSI model kicks off proceedings with a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. It is front-wheel drive, and has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.3 litres per 100km.
The range-topping 40 TFSI quattro upsizes to a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol motor churning out 140kW and 320Nm. It uses a seven-speed dual-clutch auto with Audi’s all-wheel drive system - its 0-100km/h time is claimed at a hot-hatch-like 6.5 seconds (2.0sec faster than the front-drive model), and official combined fuel use is rated at 6.5L/100km.
Both models come with front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, auto lights and wipers, sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, DAB+ digital radio (new as of this update), an eight-speaker stereo, Wi-Fi hotspot, USB connectivity, dual-zone climate cpntrol, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and part-leather seat trim.
On the 35 TFSI model there are 17-inch alloy wheels, while the 40 TFSI model adds 18-inch rims and some other extras, along with the bigger engine and AWD.
Standard in this spec are paddle-shifters, blind-spot monitoring, a power tailgate, sports seats, and extended colour-coding around the wheel-arches. Plus you get semi-automated parking assist.
Some notable omissions include smart key and push-button start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and heated seats - all of which are optional.
Audi continues to offer an additional Assistance Package ($1600 on the base car, $990 on the high-grade) that includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, auto high-beam lights and high-speed AEB (up to 200km/h).
2019 Audi Q2 list pricing (plus on-road costs)
|35 TFSI 1.4-litre FWD auto||$41,950|
|40 TFSI 2.0-litre AWD auto||$49,400|
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