Audi Q2 Becomes Techier for 2024, Gains New Infotainment System and Virtual Cockpit

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The Audi you probably forgot exists, as the four-ring brand does not sell it in the New World, the Q2, has just been updated for 2024 in Europe. The changes are modest, making it a bit more expensive than the outgoing iteration.
According to Audi, all versions of the Q2 now get a standard 8.8-inch touchscreen display. The infotainment system is said to be highly responsive and has a 1,270x720 resolution. It can also be controlled via natural speech, and the rotary dial on the center console was dropped and replaced with a small storage compartment – or a hole, in simpler words.

Standard equipment includes a DAB tuner, two USB-C ports, several Audi Connect services, a navigation system, a smartphone interface, etc. The MMI Navigation Plus features high-res maps and other services, including from Google, and can be projected on the Virtual Cockpit, aka the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster behind the steering wheel, with its 1,920x720 resolution and numerous customization options.

Audi hasn't drawn the line at the two screens, as the 2024 Q2 benefits from additional safety gizmos. Thus, all versions sold now get traffic sign recognition, rear park assist, and lane departure warning at no extra cost. The premium subcompact crossover will go on sale in the Old Continent in the first half of 2024, priced from €28,600 (equal to $30,915) in Germany. This represents a slight increase over the current one, which starts at €28,150 ($30,430).

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The base model features a 1.0-liter three-pot with 110 ps (108 hp/81 kW) in the 30 TFSI flavor. Audi also offers the 35 TFSI and 40 TFSI, with a 150 ps (148 hp/110 kW) 1.5L unit and a 190 ps (187 hp/140 kW) 2.0L unit, respectively. The 2.0L diesel comes in two outputs, with 116 ps (114 hp/85 kW) on the 30 TDI and 150 ps (148 hp/110 kW) on the 35 TDI quattro (all-wheel drive). With 300 ps (296 hp/221 kW), the SQ2 tops the family.

In production since 2016, the Audi Q2 builds on the VW Group's MQB A1 platform, shared with the SEAT Ateca, Skoda Karoq, Volkswagen T-Roc, and other models. It is smaller than the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1, and it sits at the low end of the company's crossover portfolio, below the Q3, which, unlike the Q2, is available in the United States of America.

The 2024 Audi Q3 comes in the 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI flavors, with 184 and 228 hp (187-231 ps/137-170 kW), respectively. It starts at $37,400 for the Premium trim level with the former powertrain and $39,800 for the latter. As for the better-equipped Premium Plus, interested parties will have to fork out at least $40,200 for the 40 TFSI and $42,600 for the 45 TFSI.
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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