Audi is expanding its SUV and crossover range. But, it doesn’t mean the German carmaker is leaving new editions without updates. And it is a turn for a mid-cycle revisit for the 2020 Audi Q2. The subcompact crossover stunned everyone when it appeared in 2016. However, after it, Audi launched Q8 as the new largest SUV. Soon, both these vehicles are not going to keep these spots. Q9 is going to be the new biggest SUV and Q1 smallest crossover. But, the Q2 in 2020 will get some serious updates. Among others, it could become longer.
The new version of the 2020 Audi Q2 with extended wheelbase has been announced. The premiere is going to happen soon. According to the first details, the appearance of the new Q2 will be stronger than the competitor Mini Countryman. The specific model was developed for the needs of the local Chinese market. However, the next Q2 will go worldwide.
The addition for 2020 Audi Q2 will be an L version. It is a 166.5 inches (4.229 millimeters) long crossover, with a wheelbase 1 inch longer (27 millimeters) compared to the standard version. Although increasing the gap between the axles is mostly symbolic, the carmaker believes it will attract more young buyers. Standard Q2 will be 165 inches long, and its wheelbase is 102.4 in.
2020 Audi Q2 Specs
The US version of the 2020 Audi Q2 is not getting a diesel unit for sure. But, there is enough power from a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. It bursts out 190 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. A seven speed DSG transmission sends power to all wheels. That is a well-known Quattro setup. Front-wheel drive is optional for the Q2 with the 1.4-TFSI engine. It sends power through a six-speed manual transmission as well. The amount of energy it provides is 150 hp and 180 lb-ft. The crossover with such configuration will need 8.5 seconds to reach 60 mph.
A 999 cc engine is definitely going to meet EPA safety and efficiency requirements. But, other parts of the world will see it as the base setup. Turbocharged, a 1.0-liter mill is capable to deliver 115 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque.
Outside the US, the 2020 Audi Q2 will also offer a pair of diesel units. Both are TDI variants with maximized outputs thanks to turbochargers. The base setup is a 1.6-l. It gathers 115 hp and 180 pound-feet of torque. The same transmission options are available here. On the other hand, a smaller displacement in diesel compartment is sending power only to front wheels.
The Quattro AWD system is available with a 2.0-l TDI engine. Buyers can choose the amount of power here. A lighter version will provide them with 150 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Probably the most favorite option will be to choose it with 190 hp and 300 lb-ft of twist. This configuration adds Quattro drive and a 7-speed transmission. No manual gearbox or front-wheel drive is available here. This setup is slightly slower from the high-end petrol model. While diesel can’t sprint to 60 mph under 7 seconds, a petrol-powered crossover will do it in 6.8 sec.
Performance-Oriented 2020 Audi SQ2 Crossover
Sometimes, it is not hard to predict future steps when a car is being successful. So it is with 2020 Audi Q2. First, the compact crossover proved itself in the Chinese market. Now it is heading to other regions. Also, it earned a special tuning and makeup to become the new S-line model. The 2020 Audi SQ2 is getting the best from a 2.0-liter petrol engine as well. Its setup will help the crossover reach 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. We saw the same configuration on VW Golf GTI and Audi S3.
The crossover will also get a cosmetic treatment. Since it is borrowing a drivetrain from its stablemates, we could see the same design language for the 2020 Audi SQ2. The special grille and unique details will make it more muscular and aggressive. Well, it has to be when it is going to sprint to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. Experts are claiming that Quattro system and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox will make this performance-tuned crossover fly to 155 mph.
2020 Audi Q2 Competition
As always, the major competition for Audi vehicles comes from companies from the same country. The 2020 Audi Q2 is there to fight Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover and BMW X2. Also, when it enters the US soil, the Q2 will see the competition in Lexus UX and Infiniti QX30.
The crossover will come with an increased price for the US market. The new 2020 Audi Q2 L version will cost $33,000, while the standard model will be $1,000 less. Well, there are also trim levels with more options and powerful engines. With such configurations, the Q2 will cost over $40,000. Top of the class 2020 Audi SQ2 model will have a price of around $50,000.