The sporty and striking appearance of this facelift model is thanks to the new headlights and bumpers,featuring a lower set grille. The octagonal Singleframe is now slightly lower, and the slats in its insert also feature the distinct polygon motif. This focus on design is carried through to the interior where the new Audi connect services and assist systems make driving the car even more effortless.
As you’d expect from an S model, it also has strong performance credentials: The 2.0 TFSI with 221 kW accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 250km/h.
“This SQ2 is packed full of features and progressive technology, so you get a lot from this compact sport SUV,” said Audi New Zealand General Manager, Dean Sheed. “Those looking for performance will find that with this model too, with the turbo-charged four cylinder having an excellent throttle response and a fuller sound as the speed increases, allowing the driver to fully immerse themselves in experience on the roads New Zealand has to offer,” he added.
The seven-speed S tronic’slower gears feature short, sporty ratios while the seventh gear is long to reduce fuel consumption. Drivers can operate the lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission in modes D or S, or shift themselves. If the Audi drive select system is in “efficiency” mode, the clutch disengages when coasting, allowing the compact sport SUV to freewheel.
The S sport suspension of the Audi SQ2 lowers the body by 20 millimetres and allows the vehicle to be even more agile – great for manoeuvring, in urban traffic, and in tight corners. The drive select dynamic handling system offers five profiles which change the character of the steering. The driver can also press a button to set the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) to off-road mode.
LED headlights are standard, with an option to have the new Matrix LED headlights as an alternative. These intelligently controlled high beam lights always illuminate the road as brightly as possible without blinding other road users.
The SQ2 has driver assist systems such as the pre sense front safety system, adaptive cruise assist and park assist as standard.
Additional information about the Audi SQ2 is available at www.audi.co.nz/SQ2