Q2 unveiled at Edge Hill
AUDI’S new baby Q2 SUV, targeting young and young at heart buyers, was launched in Cairns last night.
Three of the five door models were unveiled at Noa Restaurant and Bar at Edge Hill to 75 invited guests.
Audi Centre Cairns dealer-principal Alan Baxter said it was an exciting vehicle for the brand and had the potential to be its bestseller in the Far North.
“The highly anticipated allnew Audi Q2 will establish itself as a unique offering in the premium compact SUV segment,” he said.
“It will open up the Audi brand to a new range of young and young-at-heart buyers.
“This new model will exceed customer expectations of how an Audi should look, thanks to its progressive polygonal design language, and what it should offer, thanks to a suite of infotainment and connectivity technologies.
“We are very pleased to be launching this game-changing vehicle in Cairns in such a competitive package.”
At last night’s launch were two 1.4 TFSI petrol models in front-wheel drive, one in grey with $8800 of extras bringing the on-road price to $56,125 and the other, white, with $4890 of options for a drive away ticket of $52,140.
A 2.0-litre turbodiesel allwheel drive quattro version, blue, with $6340 of extras, came to $60,635. Two more petrol front drivers are due next week.
Also on display was Audi’s latest high performance SQ7 SUV, a twin turbo V8 diesel with 320kW of power and 900Nm of torque, with a $180K price tag.
A Q7 3.0 TDI V6 diesel SUV added to the mix ($116,000). The latest sports sedan, a S4, was rushed to the Far North after its national launch last week.
The S4 sedan quattro comes with a twin turbo 3.0-litre V6 with 260kW of grunt and 500NM of pulling power, capable of reaching 100km/h in 4.7 seconds.
The metallic blue sedan was packed with goodies totalling $13K, including a S Performance package, for a $130, 709 on-road price.
Mr Baxter said the S4 was a sports sedan “that provides a unique combination of muscular performance in a sophisticated package”.
“The all-new Audi S4 sedan and Avant stay true to this formula, while offering more progressive technology than ever before,” he said.
“Intelligent infotainment and connectivity systems are hallmarks of this new model, as well as highly developed chassis concept that reduces weight by 75kg, while improving handling and ride comfort.”
The new 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine is an all-new design and is 14kg lighter than its predecessor’s supercharged powerplant.
The new engine produces 260kW (up 15kW), while peak torque of 500Nm (up 60Nm) is available from as low as 1370rpm.
Spontaneous response is aided by the twin-scroll turbocharger’s location inside the 90-degree vee, which ensures the shortest possible travel paths for exhaust gases to pass through.
The S4 is said to use 7.7 L/100km of fuel.
Matched to a fast-shifting eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and quattro allwheel drive technology, the S4 can reach 100km/h 0.3 seconds quicker than the old model.
The brakes are 350mm ventilated front discs.