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Audi Q2 2021: arrives in May priced from $42,900


The updated Audi Q2 will arrive in Australia within weeks with a sharp new look inside and out and a lineup of punchy engines to match.

Audi has offered up a full list of details on its refreshed Q2 small SUV that will go on sale in Australia this May with a starting price of $42,900, before on-road costs.

The Q2 is offered in three grades, with entry-level the Q2 35 TFSI, a Quattro-equipped mid-tier Q2 40 TFSI and for those who really want some firepower Audi has the SQ2

Audi Q2 2021 driving rear
The facelifted Audi Q2 will arrive in Australia in May with the staring price of $42,900 before on-roads

On sale in Australia since 2016, the most recent update to the Q2 adds a far more aggressive design that is led by the sharper LED headlights that sit above large air intakes, although some are exclusively added for looks.

A mild diffuser has been fitted at the rear, while the buyers who opt for the Q2 40 TFSI and those with the S line exterior package receive an even larger and deeper grille. All variants of the Q2 receive 18-inch alloy wheels as standard

Audi is offering a choice of three turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines in their line up that are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, that start with the front-driven and all-new 1.5-litre in the Q2 35 TFSI.

Audi Q2 2021 side
Even the base 1.5-litre turbo petrol puts out 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque

The new engine replaces the old 1.4-litre and while it has the same outputs at 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque it has slightly better fuel economy at 5.2L/100km helped by the ability to deactivate two cylinders when not needed.

Stepping up to the Q2 40 TFSI adds a larger 2.0-litre unit which punches out 140kW/320Nm which is enough to get to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds which is thanks, in part, to the Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

But if you really want a pocket rocket on stilts then the upgrade to the SQ2 may be worth a look, with 221kW/400Nm on tap from a 2.0-litre engine this small SUV will get to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds. 

Audi SQ2 2021-2
If you want more speed the the 221kW Audi SQ2 might be worth a look

Despite being one of the most affordable vehicles in the range, the inside of the Q2 is still very much an Audi with the entry-level Q2 35 TFSI fitted as standard with leather-appointed seats and steering wheel, dual-zone climate control and a wireless charger.

That compliments the 8.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay with wired Android Auto that sits adjacent to the 12.3-inch digital driver’s display. 

Stepping up to the mid-tier 40 TFSI swaps in front sport seats and adds a slew of upgrades including a power tailgate and aluminium accents throughout the interior.

Audi Q2 2021 interior
The Q2 features an 8.3-inch touchscreen as standard

Buyers will also have the option to add on a styling and premium package but the price of each has not yet been released. 

Audi has added a good amount of safety features to the Q2 as standard, including AEB with pedestrian detection, six airbags, cruise control, a rear camera and a full suite of parking sensors around the car. 

Audi Q2 2021: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Q2 35 TFSI $42,900
  • Q2 40 TFSI $49,900
  • SQ2 $64,400