It appears that we’re closing in on the Malaysian launch of the Audi Q2 – a quick check on Audi Malaysia’s website reveals the sole Q2 Sport 1.4 TFSI variant, priced at RM219,900. When the Q2 made its surprise debut here in Malaysia at the paultan.org Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE) (together with the second-gen Audi Q5) event last November, a Euromobil salesperson said it will cost under RM230k, making it cheaper than the locally-assembled MINI Cooper S Countryman Sports.

At the same time it debuted, bookings for the Q2 were opened as well. What do you get for the money? Well, to start, the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA rival is powered by a 1.4 litre TFSI (turbocharged) engine that makes 150 hp at 5,000 to 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1,500 to 3,500 rpm. This is the same engine used in the current Volkswagen Tiguan, and it’s mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

What’s unique though, is that the engine in the Audi features cylinder on demand technology, which shuts down two cylinders while coasting when engine speed is between 1,400 and 3,200 rpm. This helps save fuel, and the claimed fuel consumption is 5.3 litres per 100 km, or 18.9 km/l. The 0-100 km/h acceleration is done in 8.5 seconds and top speed for the 1,280 kg mini SUV is 212 km/h.


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Exterior features include LED headlights with LED DRLs, LED combination tail lights with dynamic turn signal, adjustable side mirrors with heated function and parking aid plus with rear view camera. It rides on 17-inch five-arm star style alloys, shod with 215/55 profile tyres.

Inside, the fully-imported SUV will get a three-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel, leather combination seat upholstery, automatic climate control, foldable rear bench, as well as anodised red interior trimmings. Light package has also been specified, which gives the cabin a unique ambient lighting setting.

Other creature comforts include Audi drive select, electro-mechanical parking brake, keyless entry with push-to-start, cruise control, and heat-insulating side and rear windows. There’s also MMI navigation plus, Audi virtual cockpit, and a 180-watt, 10-speaker Audi Sound System with six-channel amplifier.

Standard safety features include six airbags, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring, hill hold assist, Isofix child seat anchors for the outer rear seats plus another seat anchoring system for the front passenger seat, as well as frameless electrochromic rear view mirror.

Now, each purchase of the CBU Q2 comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. The Q2 should be making its official Malaysian arrival in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for full details!

GALLERY: Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI brochure

GALLERY: Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI COD S tronic at PACE 2018 (Singaporean show unit)