2015 Audi Q2 is one of four additions to Audi’s present three-strong line-up of SUV versions. It is based on the Volkswagen Group’s brand-new transverse-engine MQB system, which has actually simply launched under the third-generation A3 and will additionally underpin a brand-new Q3 in 2017.
2015 Audi Q2 Concept
The 2015 Audi Q2 is comprehended to sit on an one-of-a-kind wheelbase of around 2.5 m, which slots it between the 2470mm A1 and also 2605mm A3. Likewise special are the track widths, which are described as being close to the 1570mm front and also 1575mm rear measurements of the Q3. Overall, the Q2 is said to gauge around 4150mm in length, or some 200mm longer than the A1.
Rumours in Germany propose the Q2 may share its certain platform dimensions with the upcoming A2 hatch to improve economic situations of scale. There are additionally suggestions that the second-generation Skoda Yeti, due out in 2015, might make use of the same supports.
The Q2’s layout is said to be affected by the 2010 Quattro concept and VW’s additional current CrossCoupÃ© research. “There is an especially sturdy impact in regards to describing from the Quattro concept around the front and also back sides,” a source disclosed to Autocar.
Audi is anticipated to sneak peek the Q2 at the Paris show in September with a three-door body to provide the layout a sporting flavor– something it likewise finished with the initial A1 concept.
Nonetheless, the conclusive production version, planned to be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt show, is expected to showcase a much more functional five-door body system, comprehensive with a tilted tailgate. A final decision on the Q2’s design is anticipated to be taken by the end of this year.
Audi has actually lined up a range of four-cylinder engines for the Q2. Absolutely nothing is formal at this phase, however experts say the business case for the brand-new SUV requires 2 petrol engines and also three diesels.
Petrol choices will certainly consist of 120bhp and also 170bhp versions of the 1.4-litre EA211, with cylinder deactivation on the lower-powered system, while the diesels will certainly consist of an approaching 110bhp variation of the 1.6-litre EA827 along with 150bhp as well as 180bhp versions of the 2.0-litre EA288 disclosed previously this year.
In keeping with the fad established by other Q models, Audi is additionally preparing a performance-orientated Q2 S with a 225bhp variation of the 2.0-litre turbo EA888 engine– the very same unit predestined for the next-generation Golf GTI.
All engines will certainly possess a six-speed manual gearbox, with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox on the alternatives list.
Front as well as 4×4 transmissions are anticipated to be offered, with the quattro option utilizing a Haldex-style multi-plate clutch.
Fuel-saving features such as stop-start, brake electricity recuperation as well as an ideal shift factor sign will be common throughout the line-up in a technique that, sources recommend, will provide the Q2 1.6 TDI with a combined economic climate amount of around 70mpg.
The manufacturing version is set up to debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, which is still a ways off, yet it’s risk-free to think a much more efficient, five-door Q2 will certainly be flaunted by the German car manufacturer.