2016 Audi Q2 Review

2016 Audi Q2 might not be the exact model year for the new compact crossover, but the car is certainly coming this year. It was presented at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, and it is just below the compact Q3.

2016 Audi Q2 Changes

New compact has a lower engine size even more than its slightly larger relative. 2016 Audi Q3 is offered with a range of 4-cylinder engines – both petrol and diesel ones. Smallest ones are 1.0L and 1.4L turbo four petrol units, while larger ones should be 2.0L petrol four, and 1.6L and 2.0L turbo diesel 4-cylinders. All models are with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, but optional automatic gearbox is offered as well. Finally, most models are front-wheel driven, while top tiers come with the optional Quattro all-wheel drive.

2016 Audi Q2; Source: netcarshow.com

2016 Audi Q2; Source: netcarshow.com

Even though 2016 Audi Q2 is supposed to be significantly shorter than Q3, it still has a five-door car. The three-door variant has been scraped which should give the rear passengers at least some comfort. As far as its design goes, it largely resembles the Q3. Apart from being smaller and shorter, Q2 features a few unique details of its own – mostly in midsection part.

2016 Audi Q2; Source: netcarshow.com

2016 Audi Q2; Source: netcarshow.com

What diferentiate new Audi Q2 from the other models is the grille. It remained the same old traditional Audi grille but they made it fresher and more modern looking with the eggshell inserts. It also has a lot of luggage space and attractive trims.

2016 Audi Q2 Interior

Interior room is the most interesting aspect of this compact crossover. The question is whether there’ll be enough of it or will passengers (especially rear ones) have to suffer? Knowing Germans, they will find the way to balance the car. After all, it should be the size of A3, only with raised roofline, so there shouldn’t be too many problems in that department. As for the arrangements, the cabin will likely resemble that of Q3.

2016 Audi Q2; Source: netcarshow.com

2016 Audi Q2; Source: netcarshow.com

Being a next-gen Audi, new Q2 should feature popping touch screen display and slightly more angular but asymmetric dashboard. At the same time, the car should offer most of the features Q3 does but slightly downgraded at that. This mainly goes for safety gear which should remain largely in mandatory range with the exception of optional advanced features.


With a range of down tuned and diesel engines, 2016 Audi Q2 can’t fail but to deliver very high fuel efficiency figures. However, before the actual numbers become available, we’ll have to wait for quite some time. Even then only European numbers will be released, while US specs won’t arrive for as much as a few years, perhaps. As for the prices, most affordable Q2 shouldn’t be much more expensive than €25,000 or €30,000. In any case, starting sticker should be somewhere in-between.

2016 Audi Q2 engine

2016 Audi Q2 will slot below the compact Q3 and become the new smallest crossover inside Audi’s lineup. With better fuel efficiency and smaller engines, it should be more appealing to young people who still have pockets deep enough for a luxury car. Will this be enough for it to surpass the Q3 in sales – remains to be seen. It should go on sales in November 2016.

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