All-New Audi Q2 Gets the First Cuban International Launch Event

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As some of you may be aware, the embargo on car imports has lifted in Cuba. It's not exactly a free market with decent prices yet, but it does mean that car launch events can be hosted there. The Audi Q2 is the first all-new car to have a launch event hosted here. Against the diesel-converted American cars from the 50s, it looks like a space vehicle, which is probably just what the Germans wanted.
Down below, you'll find the official (German) video from the press launch and a new B-roll clip. Audi has mastered the art of making you wish you had more money to buy everything you want... for about 5 minutes, after which you remember that it's a little crossover with no real off-road capabilities.

By the way, you guy should read about that study that says all the single ladies are responsible for the growth in crossover sales. Yeah, we can blame Beyonce for that too!

So what is the Q2 like to drive? Well, even though the embargo was lifted, nobody is quite sure yet. Cuba doesn't have winding mountain roads or Audi didn't want to take them there. As a result, all we know is that it's much faster than the crappy old cars in Cuba.

Also, all the test prototypes you see have the same engine, the 1.4 TFSI with 150 horsepower. It's got plenty of pull the 1,250 kg car. Of course, there will also be other engines, ranging from an 115 PS 1.0 TFSI to 190 horsepower versions of the 2.0 TFSI and TDI. All-wheel drive will be optional on every engine with 150 hp and above.

The interior components are similar to those of the A3 facelift, but moved around and made slightly chunkier in places. Audi expects the vast majority of buyers to come from other brands, so the exterior is overstated and the colors bold.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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