2020 Audi Q2 facelift arrives in October

New Audi Q2 gets interior upgrades and subtle styling changes

  • New styling and technology
  • Arriving in the UK in October
  • Prices to start from £23,500

The Audi Q2 SUV has been given a makeover, with a new look, updated interior technology and revised trim levels that bring it in line with the latest Audi models. It will be available in the UK from October, starting from around £23,500.

Styling changes to the front and rear of the Q2 include resculpted bodywork, new exterior lighting and a lower front grille. Like the Audi A1 and A4, narrow slits have also been added above the grille of S line versions in a nod towards the legendary Audi Sport quattro model of the 1980s. The stocky new look should help keep the Q2 looking fresh against other premium small SUVs, including the BMW X2, MINI Countryman and Mercedes GLB.

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Trim levels for the updated car are Technik, Sport, S line, Black Edition and the lavish Vorsprung grade. LED headlights are now standard, while Sport, S line and Black Edition cars get 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instruments and an 8.3-inch infotainment display with a rotary controller and 'natural language' voice control. Every trim also gets a powered tailgate, rear parking sensors and cruise control. Range-topping versions will get Matrix LED adaptive headlights.

Sport, S line and Black Edition models receive sports seats and various drive modes, while the latter swaps chrome trim for a dark finish and adds 19-inch alloy wheels. Vorsprung brings adaptive sport suspension and a rear-view camera, along with semi-autonomous parking and adaptive cruise control. It's also more luxurious, thanks to Nappa leather, a panoramic sunroof and a Bang & Olufsen stereo system.

The engine range will include a 1.5-litre TFSI petrol with 148bhp that can deactivate cylinders to save fuel. Further engines will be added before the end of 2020, according to Audi, in conjunction with the latest iteration of quattro four-wheel drive, which is lighter and more efficient.

Later arrivals are expected to be a ‘35 TDI’ diesel engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid electrical system, and a 187bhp 2.0-litre ‘40 TFSI’ could arrive with this technology too. An entry-level 1.0-litre TFSI engine could also be introduced to broaden the Q2's appeal.

The 48-volt system would allow the engine to shut down when coasting, and the stop-start function would engage before the car has come to a complete halt.

Read our guide to the best small SUVs to see what the Audi Q2 competes against.

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