Launch, Prices of Audi Q2 in Pakistan
Crossover SUVs have recently become a thing as every production company seems keen about launching such vehicles. Audi, having cutthroat competition against world-renowned brand like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Ford, has just made its next move. Pakistan, says hello to Audi’s new SUV, Q2.
Audi is now bent on targeting different audiences as compared to Q3. The Q2 is comparatively smaller and could be called a ‘Mini’ Q3 and it also lies well below the Audi A3 hatchback. The Q2 is challenging the likes of BMW X1, Honda HR-V (or Vezel), Toyota C-HR, and Suzuki Vitara etc.
Q2 comes in three shapes – SE, Sport and the high-end S Line
Because it’s an Audi, Q2 compensates for its high price with a first-rate interior design, but the question is can it validate the 4.35 million tag it carries? Let’s see what the new SUV has to offer.
Exterior Design and Graphics
Since the Q2 is new in the market, Audi has decided to move away from its broad styling tendency to a leaner, serpentine look with less curves and a remarkable sense of proportions all across. The SUV is dumpier and lower than the Q3. This is the first SUV premeditated under the management of new design boss Marc Lichte.
A sloping cut can be seen running down the length of the passenger compartment as a substitute to the trendy tornado lines. The customary Audi grille design has also been changed to an egg-shell like shape which has given it a refreshing the new look. The roof edge spoiler at the back is also a nice additional touch to the finish.
On the front, there’s a beautiful array of LED headlamps, a feature frequently seen in most of the high end models cars. Audi also added a powerful tailgate, which has become a standard for Audi.
It comes with 11 color options, four options for the D-pillar and five alloy rim designs including larger ones. There are some other exterior customization options as well.
Q2’s dashboard looks like a blend of switches, gyratory regulators and an infotainment display screen, which supports both Android and IOS smart phones. However there’s an optional wide screen offer too.
Virtual Cockpit is an additional elite, exclusive only to Audi which swaps the standard speedometer and tachometer with a custom 12.3-inch screen to highlight valued information and give off an innovative sense during the drive. Q2 features a Head-up-display (HUD) to keep all the important info right in front of the driver.
There are oodles of other choices as well, counting a Bang & Olufsen speaker unit which takes up about 20 percent of the car’s boot space.
Q2 features plentiful space for 4-adults to sit contentedly.
The Sports model features 17-inch wheels, body hued bumpers and trademark silver C-pillars, along with Audi Connect, infotainment extras, sporty seats and a little up market interior.
Audi Q2’s Flagship S-line variant comes with 18-inch wheels, full LED headlamps and spiral shaped indicators at the back, leather seats, scenic sunroof and sports suspension. The flagship variant also offers interior LED lights which illuminate the interior softly. Most S line features are spontaneously obtainable on other shapes as well.
The trunk has an accommodation space of up to 14.2 cubic feet of luggage.
Engine & Performance
Audi Q2 offers three engine options which include 1.6 Liter Diesel Engine (114bhp), 1.4 Liter Petrol Engine (148bhp) and a turbo charged 1.0 liter Petrol Engine (114bhp). Only the latter 1.0L TFSI variant will be available in Pakistan.
It’s less potent than the other models but it compensates for fuel efficiency with much less noise. Q2 features a turbocharged three cylinder direct injection with indirect intercooler and DOHC. Four-wheel drive option is unavailable in the Pakistani model.
Q2 has five driving modes in Audi Q2., auto, dynamic, efficiency, comfort and individual. These types can vary the way steering, gear shifts and suspensions usually operate. However, only the standard 7-speed S Tronic automatic transmission will be available in Pakistan.
Its engine is powerful enough to provide 85kW and 200Nm output from a displacement of 999cc. Top speed is said to be around 197 kmph for the Pakistani variant although Audi claims it can make it to a 100kmph in just 10.3 seconds.
Ground clearance is about 15cm above ground level.
Audi’s Pre-Sense safety gear is obtainable as a standard across all variants. It consists of the Autonomous Emergency Breaking system which applies brakes as soon as it senses a walker in front of the car.
Alternative upgrades include custom cruise control (standard in S-line), lane departure warning, parking assist and lane keep assistance. Choices for traffic sign detection and rear traffic alert while reversing are also available. There’s an auto-mode for traffic jams as well.
Some important features are listed below:
- 6 SRS airbags
- Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP)
- Traction Control
- Electronic Differential Lock
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
- Brake Assist
- Keyless Immobilizer
- Brake Pad Wear Indicator
With a comparatively low-power engine, Q2 can offer great mileage in contrast to its other models. Audi has claimed that the car can travel 16.4km/l to 19.6km/l depending on the buyer’s preferences, like tyres etc.
The regular sets of features accessible on all three ranges are listed below:
Pricing & Availability
Audi Q2 is available globally for around $30,000, but Pakistani rates are about 30 percent higher. This higher price tag has put the SUV at a slightly odd situation considering the A3, which is available at a cheaper price which is also more spacious and doesn’t even have that big of a price premium either. The two points in support of the Q2 are its better mileage and diverse looks compared to other Audi models.
Q2’s cost is 4.35 million in Pakistan. On the contrary, the higher-end exclusive edition goes on sale for Rs. 4.85 million. The car can be purchased through authorized Audi deals in major cities of Pakistan.
Optional features cost extra as shown in the price list below: