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Audi to discontinue the Q2 small SUV by generations end


The German luxury brand wants to realign itself as a premium brand across the globe

Audi has decided that the next generation of its cars will not include the Q2 small SUV or the A1 hatchback. 

Speaking to German newspaper Handelsblatt, Audi’s chief executive officer Markus Duesmann said “we have decided not to build the A1 anymore, and there will be no successor model from the Q2 either. We have also realigned Audi as a premium brand.”

In Australia, the Q2 is offered with both front-wheel or all-wheel drive drivetrains, with engines ranging from the base 110kW 35 TFSI to the punchy SQ2 model which produces 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

Audi SQ2 2021 Apple Green rear end
Unfortunately the sweet little SQ2 will also be discontinued

Pricing starts at $43,600 before on-roads for the 35 TFSI model, while the higher spec 40 TFSI will set buyers back $50,600 before on-roads. 

The top spec performance SQ2 is priced at $65,300 before on-road costs.

That puts the SQ2 in line with cars such as the Hyundai Kona N, BMW’s X2 M35i and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 35 AMG. 

Audi Q2 2021 front driving
The Audi Q2 competes with small SUVs such as the Hyundai Kona and BMW X2

What year will we see the Q2 disappear from showrooms?

It is hard to say exactly what year the Q2 will finish up, but an Audi generally has a generation life of six to eight years so we could see the Q2 discontinued in 2024. 

There is a possibility there could be a successor to the Q2 but what that is has yet to be determined. An all electric model could appear around 2025 but it may not carry the Q2 name.