Today is the first day of the Geneva Motor Show 2016 where Audi is unveiling the compact Audi Q2 - an urban car for everyday driving and leisure with a progressive design and youthful charm.

“We have specifically developed the Audi Q2 for young customers,” explained Prof. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “Its looks distinguish it as a model with attitude. The compact SUV blends the technical expertise of our brand with high everyday utility and emotional character.”

Measuring 4.19 metres in length, the Audi Q2 has a powerful road stance. With its overtly geometrical formal idiom it takes up position as an independent character within the Q family. Customers can tailor many of the details to their individual preferences, and there are two trim lines to choose from. Expressive colors create highlights both on the exterior and in the spacious interior. The seated position is sportily deep in relation to the steering wheel, and the controls are self-explanatory.

Options include the all-digital Audi virtual cockpit and a head-up display. The infotainment range culminates in the MMI navigation plus with the online component Audi connect. The Audi Q2 also redefines the class benchmark for assistance systems. Audi pre sense front can avoid collisions with pedestrians or vehicles; adaptive cruise control with stop & go function and traffic jam assist represent precursors of piloted driving.

The newest member of the Q family is available with powerful and efficient TDI and TFSI engines – its performance range extends from 116 hp to 190 hp. The seven-speed S tronic with lightning-fast action is available for all engine versions, and quattro permanent all-wheel drive right from the 150 hp version upward. It owes its agile handling to the standard-fit progressive steering, the sporty suspension – optionally with damper control – and the optional driving dynamics system Audi drive select. The Audi Q2 goes on sale in Ireland in autumn 2016.