Audi has accustomed its SQ2 ‘hot’ SUV a facelift. The adapted version, which will go head-to-head with the brand of the new Cupra Ateca and BMW X2 M35i, is accessible to adjustment now with prices starting from £38,700. First deliveries are appointed for aboriginal 2021.
Mirroring the accepted Q2, the SQ2 now gets new LED headlights. There’s additionally a redesigned advanced bonanza with broader air intakes, additional a new radiator grille. Changes at the rear accommodate a redesigned diffuser which houses the SUV’s quad-exit bankrupt system, additional a beginning brace of LED appendage lights.
There’s actual little change in the cabin, afar from a few upholstery and trim tweaks. But the arch advance is the actuality the 12.3-inch agenda apparatus array — which ahead was an advantage on its antecedent — as standard. This is supplemented by a hardly beyond 8.3-inch infotainment system, which is operated via a rotary punch on the centre console.
The adapted SQ2 is accessible in three trim options: the base-model, the SQ2 Atramentous Edition and the flagship SQ2 Vorsprung.
The entry-level archetypal gets covering and Alcantara-trimmed sports seats, additional 18-inch alloys. The SQ2 Atramentous Edition adds a appearance atramentous radiator grille surround, appearance atramentous mirror caps and atramentous chrome bankrupt tips; additional matte atramentous replacements for the advanced drift plate, air intakes and rear diffuser. There are additionally 19-inch alloys.
Step up to the range-topping Vorsprung blueprint and buyers get acrimonious Nappa covering sports seats, a across-the-board bottle sunroof, a Bang & Olufsen stereo arrangement and a wireless smartphone charging pad. Outside there’s absolute admixture wheels, scrolling indicators and upgraded Matrix LED headlights.
The flagship archetypal additionally allowances from a bulk of new assurance technology, including Audi’s adaptive cruise assist, which can accept ascendancy of the car’s throttle, braking and council beneath motorway conditions, accouterment the disciplinarian grips the council wheel. There’s additionally rear cross-traffic abetment and a dark atom ecology system.
Mechanically the facelifted SQ2 is identical to its predecessor. That agency 296bhp from the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. Audi quotes 0–62mph in 4.9 abnormal and an electronically bound top acceleration of 155mph.
The aforementioned all-wheel-drive arrangement and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox are retained, admitting the latest adaptation allowances from a best seventh accessory — which the Audi says has bigger the SUV’s ammunition abridgement — additional a hardly lighter clutch. The aggregation quotes 34mpg on the WLTP accumulated cycle, with 188g/km CO2 emissions.