Η Audi παρουσιάζει στη Γενεύη το Q2, το νέο της μικρό crossover που θα ξεκινήσει εμπορική πορεία από το φθινόπωρο του έτος. Το μικρότερο Q μοντέλο της Γερμανικής εταιρίας φέρει τη νέα εταιρική ταυτότητα της Audi με οκτάγωνη Singleframe γρίλια, φορά LED φωτιστικά σώματα, με την οροφή να έχει μια ελαφριά κλίση, δημιουργώντας ένα πιο σπορ προφίλ σε σύγκριση με τα άλλα crossovers της Audi.
Αποκλειστικά διαθέσιμο ως πεντάπορτο, το Q2 έχει μήκος 4,19 μέτρα, πλάτος 1,79 μέτρα, ύψος 1,51 μέτρα και μεταξόνιο 2,6 μέτρα. Βασίζεται στην MQB πλατφόρμα, ζυγίζει 1.205 κιλά, μπορεί να μεταφέρει 5 άτομα, έχοντας χώρο αποσκευών 405 λίτρα (1.050 λίτρα με την αναδίπλωση των καθισμάτων 40:20:40).
Στο εσωτερικό ξεχωρίζει η μεγάλη οθόνη του συστήματος ενημέρωσης και ψυχαγωγίας ΜΜΙ, ο ψηφιακός πίνακας οργάνων, το σύστημα head-up display, με την Audi να εξοπλίζει το Q2 και με τα συστήματα pre sense, ενεργό cruise control με Start/Stop, traffic jam assist, parking and cross-traffic assist, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assistant, side assist, active lane assist, και traffic sign recognition. Η πόρτα του πορτμπαγκάζ μπορεί να κλείνει και ηλεκτρονικά, με το ηχοσύστημα της Bang & Olufsen να προσφέρεται στον πρόσθετο εξοπλισμό, αποδίδοντας 705w από τα 14 ηχεία του.
Φυσικά διαθέτει το Audi drive select με τέσσερα προγράμματα λειτουργίας, υπάρχει διαθέσιμο το πακέτο S και αρχικά θα προσφέρεται με έξι κινητήρες απόδοσης από 116 έως 190 άλογα. Στη γκάμα των βενζινοκινητήρων συναντάμε τον τρικύλινδρο 1.000αρη TFSI με 116 άλογα, τον 1.400αρη TFSI με 150 άλογα, τον 2.0 TFSI με 190 άλογα, ενώ από πλευράς diesel υπάρχουν ο 1.6 TDI με 116 άλογα και ο 2.0 TDI με 150 και 190 άλογα.
Οι κινητήρες συνδυάζονται με μηχανικά εξατάχυτα κιβώτια ή επτατάχυτα DSG, με την κίνηση να περνά είτε στους μπροστά είτε σε όλους τους τροχούς (μόνο στις εκδόσεις με τους 2.0 TFSI και 2.0 TDI). Μόνο τα τετρακίνητα μοντέλα -αποκλειστικά διαθέσιμα με το DSG- επωφελούνται από ανάρτηση τεσσάρων συνδέσμων, με τα ενεργά αμορτισέρ να βρίσκονται στον πρόσθετο εξοπλισμό.
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Stage debut: the new Audi Q2
- Compact SUV has emotional, powerful design and high level of functionality
- Infotainment and assistance systems from the full-size class
- Engines from 85 kW (116 hp) to 140 kW (190 hp), quattro drive
Audi is revealing the new Audi Q2* at the Geneva International Motor Show. The compact SUV is an urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, uniting a progressive design with a high level of functionality. Connectivity, infotainment and assistance systems are on level of full-size class.
“In the Audi Q2 we have developed a distinctively geometric form language with model-specific design characteristics. The car exhibits an independent character within the Q family,” says Audi Head of Design Marc Lichte.
The result: a powerful SUV that shows a lot of vertices and edges. At the front, a strong image is created by the Singleframe grille in octagonal design that is positioned high as well as large air inlets. Especially eye-catching is the low roof that descends and merges into the C-pillars with color offset blades. This contrast accentuates the sportiness of the Audi Q2. The rear body terminates in a dynamic way with a long roof spoiler and a diffuser that has an underbody-protection look.
In a side view, the high shoulder line is especially eye-catching as are the concave flanks in the door area. The latter emphasize the wheel housings and thereby the quattro character of the compact SUV. The vehicle measures 1.51 meters(5.0 ft) tall and 1.79 meters (5.9 ft) wide. The overhangs are short with a vehicle length of 4.19 meters (13.7 ft) and a wheelbase of 2.60 meters (8.5 ft).
Technology from the full-size class
Along with the optional Audi virtual cockpit and the head-up display, the driver assistance systems for the Audi Q2 also come from the full-size class – including the Audi pre sense front that is standard. The system recognizes critical situations with other vehicles as well as pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle, and if necessary it can initiate hard braking – to a standstill at low speeds. Other systems in the line-up: adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, traffic jam assist, the lane-departure warning system Audi side assist, the lane-keeping assistant Audi active lane assist, traffic sign recognition and parking and cross-traffic assist rear.
The Q2 is equipped with a standard MMI screen that is positioned high on the instrument panel. The infotainment system can be operated by a rotary/push-button control and two buttons on the center tunnel. When MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is ordered, the user also gets a touchpad on the central control element. In addition, the system can be conveniently controlled by natural language operation and the integrated MMI search. A Wi-Fi hotspot enables surfing and streaming with mobile end devices. Furthermore, customers can use MMI touch to query the online services of Audi connect. The flat rate data plan required for this is included thanks to the SIM card (embedded SIM) that is permanently installed in the car. It also permits roaming in most European countries. Cell phones with iOS and Android operating systems are integrated into the car via the Audi smartphone interface. The free Audi MMI connect app enables online media streaming and transfer of a calendar from a smartphone to the MMI. The app for iOS operating systems also has the myAudi destinations function. It makes it possible to send the data of a desired navigation destination from any app to the MMI navigation plus system. The system then uses it for navigation.
The Q2 fulfills fundamental expectations of an SUV with a high entry, good visibility and a large luggage compartment (405 to 1,050 liters (14.3 – 37.1 cu ft) of capacity). The highlight is that the driver’s seat position is sporty and low in relation to the steering wheel like in an Audi sedan. Optional practical solutions are available such as a power tailgate and a three-way split rear bench backrests with cargo through-loading.
The Audi Q2 is as individual as its drivers – inside and out. Many equipment packages, exterior colors and expressive colors for interior trim and seat upholstery allow plenty of creative space for personal configuration. One option is the LED lighting package, in which the interior is staged in a particularly attractive way with illuminated trim elements.
Drivetrain and chassis
The Q2 is launching with a selection of six different engines. Along with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder TFSI, two four-cylinder gasoline engines are being offered with 1.4 and 2.0 liters of displacement. In addition, three four-cylinder diesel engines are available with 1.6 and 2.0 liters of displacement. Their power output ranges from 85 kW (116 hp) to 140 kW (190 hp). As an alternative to the six-speed manual transmission, Audi also offers the S tronic dual clutch transmission with seven speeds for all engines. In the case of the top TDI and the 2.0 TFSI, a newly developed dual-clutch transmission is used, which has a new type of oil supply and reduced friction. Both engines may also be combined with a quattro permanent all-wheel drive system as standard equipment. Installed at the rear on the front-wheel drive versions is a semi-independent suspension, while the quattro models have a four-link suspension. Progressive steering is standard in all versions. It varies the steering gear ratio as a function of the steering input; the ratio is made more direct with large steering movements. Adaptive dampers are available as an option, as is the Audi drive select system with which drivers can set an individual characteristic for their Q2.
The Audi Q2 launches on the European market in autumn 2016. Ordering begins mid-year for the compact SUV.
Young and provocative: the new Audi Q2
Whether it is used for an off-road adventure or for everyday driving in a big city – the Audi Q2* is the all-round vehicle. Youthful and provocative in its styling and with all sorts of high-tech equipment on-board, it is now being presented to the public at the Geneva International Motor Show.
At first glance the Q2 already shows its muscles. With broad shoulders and angular styling, it is brimming with energy and confidence. The roofline and the low glass house give the sporty car a coupe-like look and a crouching stance on the road. Especially striking are the wedge-shaped headlights, the high position of the Singleframe grille and the generously sized air inlets. The rear body has a dynamic appearance with a long roof spoiler and a diffuser with an underbody protection look. Behind the tailgate is a large luggage compartment with lots of space for sports equipment or plenty of shopping items. A power opening and closing tailgate is available as an option. A practical feature is the cargo pass-through in the rear bench seat that makes it easy to transport skis or shelving.
Form follows function – in the cockpit too. The driver’s seat position is sporty and low like in an Audi sedan, but all-round visibility is very good as is typical of an SUV. In the connectivity and infotainment area, the Q2 offers technologies from the full-size class. The driver can use the optional touchpad to scroll through a clearly structured menu, while passengers can surf and stream with smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices via a Wi-Fi hotspot. The speedometer and tachometer glow in the optional fully-digital Audi virtual cockpit, whose 12.3-inch screen displays highly detailed and brilliant graphics. The head-up display projects key vehicle data, including navigation instructions and driving speed, into the driver’s direct visual field. And because that is simply not enough, if desired Audi online services can display, for instance, parking place information, fuel prices or the latest news on the screen of the infotainment system. Twitter and select smartphone content can also be displayed in the vehicle in this way. The flat rate data plan required for this is included thanks to the SIM card that is permanently installed in the Q2. A free app enables online media streaming and lets users transfer the calendar of a smartphone to the car’s screen.
If the smartphone has an iOS operating system, it is even possible to transfer the address of a favorite restaurant or hotel directly into the Q2 navigation system. Offering assistance in critical situations is the standard emergency braking assistant. If a child were to suddenly run into the street, or the car ahead were to brake abruptly to a stop, the Q2 can brake automatically in such situations.
On top of that – if the relevant check mark is set in the equipment list – the car can autonomously maintain a distance to the vehicle ahead, monitor the blind spot, recognize traffic signs and assist in lane-keeping from a speed of 60 km/h(37.3 mph). The 4.19 meter (13.7 ft) long SUV can even steer into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces – either in a reverse or forward direction. It can also exit parking spaces. The driver only needs to set the right gear, accelerate and brake.
With short overhangs and 20 cm (7.9 in) of ground clearance the Q2 scrambles up slopes effortlessly. The permanent all-wheel drive system supplies the necessary traction and grip. It is standard with the top diesel and gasoline engines. Both engines are paired with a newly developed seven-speed automatic. At lightning speed, the dual-clutch transmission changes gears and offers seamless driving pleasure. Those who would rather grip the gear shift lever themselves will enjoy the crisp and precise shifts of the manual transmission. Audi is sending the Q2 to its launch with six engines, three TFSI and three TDI engines with between 85 kW (116 hp) and 140 kW (190 hp) of power output.
The compact SUV arrives at dealers this fall. After that, there is nothing to prevent a test drive.