Audi will reveal its performance-focused new SQ2 at the Paris Motor Show this October (2-14).
The stylish compact SUV has a power output of 300PS from its 2.0 TFSI engine, which is enough for it to complete the 0-62mph sprint in a breath-taking 4.8 seconds.
This performance is coupled with an equally impressive sporty exterior design and dynamic road presence created by a body that’s lowered by 20mm and 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.
A top speed of 155mph is achieved thanks to quattro all-wheel drive and the S sport suspension that applies the power smoothly to the road. The Audi SQ2 is also at the head of its class with respect to operation, infotainment and assist systems.
The SQ2 is set apart from its siblings by eight upright double bars dividing the large, octagonal single-frame grille. A front splitter joins the outermost edges of the two dominating air inlets to underscore the full width of the brawny SQ2 front end. The standard LED headlights and LED rear lights with dynamic turn signals radiate a characteristic, arrow-shaped light signature.
The trim strips in the lower region of the doors are strongly contoured and the exterior mirror housings sport a shining, aluminium-look finish. A long roof edge spoiler and diffuser insert housing four exhaust tailpipes add to the sporty demeanour.
Standard equipment in the spacious interior includes sport seats, a front centre armrest, automatic air conditioning, a sport multifunction steering wheel– and the driver information system with colour display.
The optional Audi virtual cockpit, as part of Technology Pack, can replace the driver information system. The driver controls the fully digital instrument cluster via buttons on the steering wheel. The 12.3-inch display offers three different views, including a screen that places the tachometer front and centre.
As in the Q2, the SQ2 has a range of infotainment options. At the top is the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. Its menus are clearly structured, and the rotary push button on the centre tunnel console includes a touchpad that enables multi-finger scrolling and zooming. There’s also the Audi smartphone interface that integrates iOS and Android phones with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto environments into the MMI system.
The SQ2 comes with Audi pre-sense front as standard and uses radar to recognize hazardous situations. The system warns the driver acoustically and visually, and initiates emergency braking if necessary.
It has a range of assistance systems, the highlight being adaptive cruise control with stop and go function and traffic jam assist. Audi active lane assist helps the driver to stay in the driving lane and optional park assist can automatically steer car into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.