2021 Audi Q2 facelift revealed ahead of Australian debut
The 2021 Audi Q2 has been given a subtle facelift and new tech.
The premium small SUV became the first of Audi's style-focused 'even number' models when it launched in Europe in 2016, and the recent updates see this continued with new headlights, taillights, air vents, upholstery, and colour options.
New technology options have also been introduced.
Photographers have snapped images of the new Audi Q2 L e-tron, destined to hit the Chinese market later this year.
Audi recently confirmed the EV version of its long-wheelbase small SUV (oxymoron, we know) in Geneva last month when it revealed the e-tron Sportback prototype and hinted at its upcoming electrification plans.
The all-electric Audi Q2 e-tron has been spied on public roads for the first time.
Most of the internal-combustion car's grille, vents and lower intakes have been sealed due to the EV's reduced cooling needs, as well as to improve the car's aerodynamics.
At the rear, the lower bumper has been modified to cover the space where exhaust pipes would have gone.
The next-generation Audi A1 has been teased again, this time showing one its new alloy wheel designs and a brief view of its front quarter panel and headlight unit.
Posted to the Audi AG Facebook page, the moving GIF image is accompanied by the caption: "As individual as you - fit your all new #Audi #A1 with rims, roof and spoilers in different colors. #TheNewAudiA1 #EpicModeOn".
Audi Australia has recalled two cars over concerns about the rear hub carriers.
According to the company, a fault in the manufacturing process means the rear hub carriers in the Q2 and A3 might not be hard enough.
That means their durability can't be guaranteed, posing the risk of bolted connections becoming detached. In the worst-case scenario, a detachment or component failure could cause the driver to lose control, posing a heightened accident risk.