As well as a more powerful engine, quattro AWD and multilink suspension, the Q2 40 TFSI has a few extra features over the 35 TFSI, including blind spot detection, which alerts you to any cars to the side of the vehicle when looking to change lanes.
It also has body-coloured bumpers, which are a $500 option for the 35 TFSI, an electrically powered tailgate, and 18-inch alloy wheels that look sportier than the standard 17-inch set.
Additional interior features include sports front seats and aluminium-look interior elements such as switches and air vents.
You can add a host of extras to each Q2 model by adding option packages, at extra cost, or selecting individual option items.
Option packs include the Comfort package, which adds keyless start/entry, heated front seats, electric lumbar support for the front seats and heated door mirrors. It also includes a storage package with netted pockets for the backs of the front seats, a 12V power socket for rear of the centre console, luggage compartment net to keep bags secure, glovebox lock and a second light in the boot space
The Assistance package brings additional advanced driver assistance technology such as adaptive cruise control lane keeping assist, blind spot alert (35 TFSI only), high-beam assist (which automatically switches between high and low beam headlights when oncoming traffic is detected), hill hold assist, automatic park assist and a rollover sensor.
Spend about $2500 on the Technik package and you get Audi’s excellent Virtual Cockpit digital dashboard display, which replaces the traditional gauges with a 12.3-inch screen. You also get enhanced satellite navigation, and a sporty, flat-bottom, leather trimmed multi-function sports steering wheel with paddle shifters.
Other option packages add more sports credibility to the Q2, such as the S Line package, that’s only available for purchase with the 40 TFSI. It brings 18-inch alloy wheels with ‘5-Y’ spoke design, sports suspension, ‘S’ embossed sports seats trimmed with leather and Alcantara suede, multi-function sports steering wheel with S logo, perforated leather gear knob, black headlining, stainless steel foot pedals and aluminium door sills.
Individual options include 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension dampers to switch between soft and firm for comfort and improved handling, a Bang & Olufsen 10-speaker sound system and digital radio.