It seems that we’re closing in on the Malaysian launch of the Audi Q2 – a fast test on Audi Malaysia’s web site reveals the only real Q2 Sport 1.four TFSI variant, priced at RM219,900. When the Q2 made its shock debut right here in Malaysia on the #here Premium Auto Automotive Expo (PACE) (along with the second-gen Audi Q5) occasion final November, a Euromobil salesperson stated it is going to value underneath RM230okay, making it cheaper than the locally-assembled MINI Cooper S Countryman Sports activities.
On the identical time it debuted, bookings for the Q2 had been opened as nicely. What do you get for the cash? Properly, to begin, the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA rival is powered by a 1.four litre TFSI (turbocharged) engine that makes 150 hp at 5,000 to six,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1,500 to three,500 rpm. This is identical engine used within the present Volkswagen Tiguan, and it’s mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch computerized gearbox.
What’s distinctive although, is that the engine within the Audi options cylinder on demand expertise, which shuts down two cylinders whereas coasting when engine pace is between 1,400 and three,200 rpm. This helps save gas, and the claimed gas consumption is 5.three litres per 100 km, or 18.9 km/l. The Zero-100 km/h acceleration is completed in eight.5 seconds and prime pace for the 1,280 kg mini SUV is 212 km/h.
Exterior options embody LED headlights with LED DRLs, LED mixture tail lights with dynamic flip sign, adjustable aspect mirrors with heated perform and parking support plus with rear view digicam. It rides on 17-inch five-arm star type alloys, shod with 215/55 profile tyres.
Inside, the fully-imported SUV will get a three-spoke multifunction leather-based steering wheel, leather-based mixture seat upholstery, computerized local weather management, foldable rear bench, in addition to anodised crimson inside trimmings. Gentle bundle has additionally been specified, which provides the cabin a singular ambient lighting setting.
Different creature comforts embody Audi drive choose, electro-mechanical parking brake, keyless entry with push-to-start, cruise management, and heat-insulating aspect and rear home windows. There’s additionally MMI navigation plus, Audi digital cockpit, and a 180-watt, 10-speaker Audi Sound System with six-channel amplifier.
Normal security options embody six airbags, digital stability management, tyre stress monitoring, hill maintain help, Isofix baby seat anchors for the outer rear seats plus one other seat anchoring system for the entrance passenger seat, in addition to frameless electrochromic rear view mirror.
Now, every buy of the CBU Q2 comes with a five-year limitless mileage guarantee. The Q2 must be making its official Malaysian arrival within the coming weeks. Keep tuned for full particulars!
GALLERY: Audi Q2 1.four TFSI brochure
GALLERY: Audi Q2 1.four TFSI COD S tronic at PACE 2018 (Singaporean present unit)
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