Audi’s smallest crossover has been around since 2016 and according to the company, sales aren’t great. So, the latest reports suggest that the model will be discontinued once it gets to the end of its production cycle. That won’t happen so soon, so the 2023 Audi Q2 will continue in the same way, with familiar design and features. We expect to see a familiar layout, which was updated a few years ago and which still has some pretty good things to offer.
The Q2 is good in many ways. Despite its size and price range, it features a pretty good interior quality and comes with a lot of standard and available equipment. Furthermore, the sound insulation is good, while we like the fact that the engine lineup is wide. On the other hand, the ride quality isn’t particularly great, and the cargo area is small.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Audi Q2 will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2023 Audi Q2 Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Audi Q2 will continue in the same way. The current generation has been around since 2016 and it was updated last year. The last year’s update was mostly about aesthetics, so we saw things like a new grille design, a more aggressive front bumper etc. The rear bumper also came revised, while we also saw new color options and wheels. All these things made the car look fresher and more appealing.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle remained the same. Like several other small Audi models, this one also rides on VW’s MQB platform, shared with the bigger Q3 and many other models from the VAG Group. Front-wheel drive is the base layout, while you can also opt for the Haldex differential and get some kind of all-wheel drive.
One of the biggest complaints goes to the ride quality. The ride isn’t particularly comfortable, while the level of athleticism isn’t particularly high either. The reason may lay in a pretty old-school suspension setup, which includes a torsion beam on the rear axle.
When it comes to the interior, the 2023 Audi Q2 will continue in the same way. We are about to see a cabin that looks pretty good. The build quality is great, while the materials are surprisingly fine for this segment. Moreover, there is also a pretty decent list of standard and available equipment. You can configure the Q2 in the way that you get things like Virtual Cockpit, large infotainment screen, wireless charging, premium sound system etc.
Considering the model’s pretty modest dimensions, it’s quite obvious that we can’t expect some spectacular amount of space. The front seats are spacious and comfortable, while the second row works best for kids. The cargo area is also pretty small.
2023 Audi Q2 Engines
One of the things to like about this small crossover is a pretty wide engine lineup. The 2023 Audi Q2 will continue in the same way. So, the offer will start with a small 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, which puts out 110 horsepower. For those who look for something more capable, there is the VW’s newer-generation 1.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 150 horsepower. The most capable engine in the lineup is a 2.0-liter unit, with a max output of 190 horsepower.
Considering that the Q2 is sold primarily in the UK and Europe, there is also a nice selection of diesel units. In most markets, you get a 2.0-liter TDI, with either 150 or 190 horsepower. Moreover, an older-generation 1.6-liter TDI with 115 horsepower is still available in certain markets.
2023 Audi Q2 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Audi Q2 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. In the UK, base models go around £22.500.