What you are seeing here are brand new spy photographs of the 2016 Audi Q2 and not the Q1 as previously reported. Word is that the Audi Q1 has been dropped in favour of the Q2 badge and that said model has already been locked down for a world debut at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show; according to

Compared to our earlier spyshots from our European photographers, we have a clearer look at the air intake grills on the front bumper. The innards of the headlamp display are also slightly more prominent amidst the camouflage tape.

At the rear, the design of the tail lamps are now further highlighted, as well. Certain quarters are adamant that this model could carry over design cues first seen on the latest e-tron Quattro concept – the latter was recently revealed in Frankfurt. It has a low roofline, and overall, the vehicle looks a bit more aggressive. One can assume that some design cues from the latest Q7 and A4 could also make it into this particular model.


It is believed that the 2016 Audi Q2 will be based on a shortened version of the MQB platform and that a standard front-wheel drive layout could be favoured. In terms of its power plants, a selection of four-cylinder turbocharged engines from the TDI and TSI stables could be on offer. More expensive variants could feature a quattro all-wheel drive setup, as well.

There is even speculation about performance-based models like a SQ2 or even a Q2 RS. Said hi-po models could arrive powered by a 2.0 litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel mill with 231 PS and a 2.0 litre TFSI engine with 300 PS, respectively.

Interestingly, rumour has it that a highly economical plug-in hybrid, modelled after the A3 e-tron, may also be in the works.