- 2021 Audi SQ2 price and specs detailed
- Here in May priced from $64,400 before on-road costs
- 221kW/400Nm turbo four-pot paired to seven-speed dual-clutch auto
- Plentiful standard equipment, from 19-inch wheels to digital instruments
Australian pricing and specification details for the 2021 Audi SQ2 have been confirmed, ahead of the sporty compact SUV's local arrival in May.
Despite being on sale in Europe for two years, May 2021 will mark the first time Audi's smallest S model has graced Australian showrooms, with the SQ2 to lob locally as part of the facelifted Q2 'light' SUV range – priced from $64,400 before on-road costs.
Powering the model is the brand's familiar 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, sending 221kW and 400Nm to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a front-biased, Haldex-type Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Those outputs represent an 8kW/20Nm increase over the outgoing S3 hot hatch in Australia – which features the same 'EA888' turbo engine – but are 7kW down versus the new-generation S3 due in the second half of 2021.
Audi claims a 4.9-second sprint from zero to 100km/h for the SQ2, towards an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h.
The car gets 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/40 profile tyres as standard in Australia, and these are clamped to S sports suspension – allowing the SQ2 sit 20mm lower than a standard Q2 – and hiding 340mm front and 310mm rear sports brakes with red calipers.
Other standard exterior features include a sporty body kit, quad exhaust tips, matrix LED headlights, LED tail-lights, scrolling 'dynamic' indicators, power-folding heated door mirrors, and a power-operated tailgate.
Inside, standard equipment includes heated front sports seats trimmed in fine nappa leather with diamond-patterned stitching, embossed S logos and available 'magma red' centres, an S-branded leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, 'light graphics' trim inlays, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and metallic pedals.
There's also an 8.3-inch MMI infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite navigation and digital radio, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, 10-colour ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charging, and a 14-speaker, 705-watt Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, keyless entry and push-button start.
Standard safety technologies include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane-keep assist, lane-centering assist (in conjunction with the adaptive cruise control), blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and semi-autonomous parking assist.
They're joined by front and rear parking sensors, a tyre pressure loss warning, and automatic headlights (with high-beam assist) and wipers.
Nine exterior colours are on offer – Turbo Blue, Glacier White Metallic, Tango Red Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Navarra Blue Metallic, Apple Green Metallic (pictured), Arrow Grey Metallic and Daytona Grey Pearl – plus two interior colour combinations, black and black/Magma red.
The 2021 Audi SQ2 will reach Australian showrooms in May.
2021 Audi SQ2 Australian pricing
- SQ2 – $64,400
Note: All prices listed throughout this story exclude on-road costs.