The company from Ingolstadt brings a new, updated version of the small crossover and the refresh brings a lot of interesting novelties that make this tiny model much more appealing. The current generation has been around for nearly four years and this mid-cycle update brings novelties not just in the visual aspect. This isn’t just a facelift, but also an update that brings novelties under the hood, in the form of a new gasoline engine. On the inside, changes aren’t that significant but the 2021 Audi Q2 comes with a few tweaks in this area as well.
However, the overall layout remains largely the same. You may count on the same design, which features typical subcompact dimensions and offers a smooth and comfortable ride. The engine offer is also pretty generous, and it will continue to include diesel options as well. The new model is already available in many countries in Europe and we expect it will arrive in other markets in the next month or two as well.
2021 Audi Q2 Redesign
As we already mentioned, visual updates aren’t the only ones but definitely are the most significant changes for the 2021 Audi Q2. You may count on a new styling, which brings a bolder stance compared to the pre-facelifted model. The most notable changes are those at the front, where you can see a new, bolder grille, as well as a notably reshaped bumper, which features sharper lines and bigger air intakes. Headlights have kept the same outer shape, but the internal includes a new design of LED headlamps, which make every look more attractive.
Changes can be noticed at the rear end as well. The most significant one is a new rear bumper, which is more massive and also comes with fake exhaust pipes, just like most Audi models. Of course, the 2021 Audi Q2 also comes with typical mid-cycle updates, such as new wheels, as well as new color options. There are five new exterior colors in the offer – Apple Green, Arrow Gray, Manhattan Gray, Navarra Blue, and Turbo Blue.
On the other side, the overall design has remained the same. This crossover continues to ride on the company’s familiar MQB platform and features the same mechanics. In terms of size, the wheelbase measures around 102.5 inches, while the total length goes up to 165 inches.
Unlike the exterior, interior design has remained largely the same. There are practically just a few changes on the inside, starting from slightly revised air vents. Furthermore, there is a new gear shifter design, while Alcantara leather has been removed from the offer. Instead, Audi offers something called Dinamica microfiber. You may count on a familiar 8.3-inch touchscreen, while the infotainment system has remained pretty much the same as well. The well-known Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster is available in higher trim levels, while base models come with a classic analog instrument table.
2021 Audi Q2 Engines
Besides big visual updates, the 2021 Audi Q2 also comes with important novelties under the hood. There is a new gasoline engine in the offer, the same one that we see in the new Golf Mk8. It is a 1.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 148 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. We presume that the 1.4-liter unit will be removed from the offer. The rest of the lineup should remain the same. Base models will feature a small three-cylinder gasoline engine with around 115 horsepower, while the most powerful versions will continue to use a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 190 horses.
When it comes to diesel engines, you may count on both 1.6- and 2.0-liter units. The former is good for about 115 horsepower, while the bigger unit comes in two output variants, with either 150 or 190 horsepower.
When it comes to the transmission, you can get models with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic gearbox.
2021 Audi Q2 Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Audi Q2 is already available in some markets and it will arrive in others in the near future. Base models should go around 25.000 Euro. Some of the key competitors will be models like Mini Countryman, as well as a corporate sibling, VW T-Roc.