Audi Q2 2020 facelift - full details

  • New look and extra kit for Audi's smallest SUV
  • Tech upgrades also aim to improve the ownership experience
  • On sale in the UK from October 2020, priced under £24k

Audi has updated its popular Q2 compact SUV with a new look and new technology. The smallest SUV that Audi makes has always been distinctly styled, and this facelift only serves to exaggerate that.

At the same time, Audi is adding extra connectivity features and new safety kit. The available trim levels are Technik, Sport, S line, Black Edition and Vorsprung, and the new Q2 goes on sale in the UK in October 2020.

What’s new for the 2020 Audi Q2?

New front and rear bumpers sharpen the Audi Q2’s appearance, further emphasising the car’s angular, ‘polygon’ surfacing. At the front you’ll also find new LED headlights, which are standard across the range – with an upgrade to adaptive Matrix LEDs for the range-topping Vorsprung model.

Audi Q2 2020 facelift - dead-on front view, grey

The physical changes make the Q2 slightly longer than before, but this is still a small vehicle by SUV standards, coming in at 4.21m in length. The 1.79m width and 1.54m height is the same as before.

Visible changes on the inside are more modest, being limited to new air vents, gearknobs and door panel fabrics, though all models apart from the entry-level Technik now feature a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, which Audi calls the virtual cockpit, and an 8.3-inch central infotainment system with sat-nav called MMI navigation plus.

How’s the standard equipment?

All versions get a power tailgate, four-way electric lumber support for the front seats, rear parking sensors and cruise control. From Sport upwards you get sport seats and the Audi drive select driving mode controller; Black Edition adds black detailing and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Those who can afford the Vorsprung trim will enjoy all that plus Nappa leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, Bang & Olufsen hifi, dual-zone climate control, LED ambient lighting, a rear-view camera and adaptive sport suspension.

Audi Q2 2020 facelift - interior, through window

The Vorsprung is also the only Q2 to get the full suite of available safety technology, including the new active cruise assist system. Borrowed from bigger Audis, this can adjust the vehicle’s speed based on traffic sign info as well as keep the car in lane automatically. Drivers will need to touch the steering wheel occasionally, however, ‘to prove that they are paying attention,’ as Audi coyly puts it.

New connectivity features include the ability to lock and unlock the Q2 remotely, via the myAudi smartphone app.

What are the engine options for the 2020 Audi Q2?

The line-up will eventually include a selection of TFSI turbo petrol and TDI turbodiesel engines, but Audi is being a bit shy about exactly which ones at the moment – with the only version available at launch coming with a 1.5-litre TFSI with 150hp and 250Nm of torque.

Audi Q2 2020 facelift - rear view, grey

This model is front-wheel drive with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard (a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic automatic is optional), though quattro four-wheel drive versions of the new Q2 will follow later.

The diesel engines will use the Volkswagen Group’s latest ‘twin-dosing’ selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system in order to reduce NOx emissions even further, meeting the latest Euro 6 AP emissions regulations in the process.

Any word on the price?

Nothing concrete yet except for an official ballpark starting price of £23,500. We’ll update this page as soon as we know more.

What this means for you

Hold steady, for the moment. If you like the looks of the new Q2 it will surely be worth the short wait.

Engine updates aside there are have been no major announcements about changes to the driving experience (there is apparently a weight-saving of ‘around 1kg’ for quattro versions – try not to get too excited), so if you want an early heads-up about how the ‘new’ Q2 is likely to drive, take a look at our existing full review of the current model.

Further reading:

>> All about SUVs on Parkers

>> Our main Audi Q2 review

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