Published on January 19th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi Q2 Lands In Glenmarie At RM219,900
It looks like Audi is back in action in Malaysia with the arrival of the Audi Q2. This is an urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, bundling a progressive design with a high level of functionality. Connectivity, infotainment and assistance systems are on level of full-size class.
Robust look: the exterior design
The result: a powerful SUV that is sharp and edgy. 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 edge spoiler and a diffuser that has an underbody-protection look. In a side view, the high window 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), which means it will fit in any parking space.
The interior of the Audi Q2, which takes up the taut and angular form language of the exterior, offers space for five. The four doors open wide, entry is comfortable and visibility is good, however seating positions for the driver and front passenger are sporty. The luggage compartment can handle 405 liters (14.3 cu ft) of cargo, and luggage capacity increases to 1,050 liters (37.1 cu ft) when the rear bench seat back is folded. Options include a power tailgate and a three-way split of the rear bench backrests. The middle segment also serves as a through-loading facility – practical for transporting skis or shelving.
MMI, user operation that is a lot of fun
Operating the Q2 is simple and ergonomic: The MMI screen is positioned high on the instrument panel as standard. Its size depends on the infotainment system that is ordered. Its functions are controlled by a rotary/push-button control, two buttons and two rocker switches on the center tunnel. MMI navigation plus with MMI touch tops the infotainment range. Its menu structure and the touchpad on the rotary/push-button control that allows scrolling and zooming make operating it a pleasure. Natural language operation and MMI search are just as intuitive. Often just a few characters need to be input to arrive at the desired function.
Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display
The Audi virtual cockpit is available as an alternative to the easy-to-read analog instruments. Its 12.3-inch screen displays highly detailed, brilliant graphics and offers two display modes: One focuses on the tachometer and speedometer, and the other emphasizes infotainment and/or navigation data. The view is changed using the multifunction steering wheel. In addition to the fully digital instrument cluster and top infotainment system, a third technology from the full-size class has been implemented – the head-up display. It projects important information onto a glass panel in the driver’s direct field of vision. This information can include navigation data, the vehicle speed and warning messages.
Malaysia gets the 1.4 TFSI (110 kW/150 hp) with cylinder deactivation COD (cylinder on demand). Combined with the dual-clutch transmission, cylinder deactivation occurs between 1,400 and 3,200 rpm. With S tronic the engine consumes on average 5.2 liters of fuel (45.2 US mpg) and emits 119 grams of CO2 per 100 kilometers (191.5 g/mi).