We got our first glimpse of the long-wheelbase Audi Q2 L earlier this year when photos of the small SUV surfaced in China.
Now we can take a better look at the Q2 L as Audi has officially launched it in the world’s largest car market. As with most long-wheelbase models sold in China, the Q2 L looks almost identical with the car it’s derived from, the Q2.
The big difference is the 27 mm (1.06 in) added to the wheelbase, which now measures 2,628 mm (103.4 in). As a result, the Q2 L is longer overall than the standard Q2, measuring 4,229 mm (166.5 in).
You might say one inch doesn’t make a big difference from a visual standpoint (and it doesn’t), but the interior does benefit from the lengthened wheelbase. Rear passengers will enjoy more legroom and knee room inside the Q2 L than in the regular model.
The rest of the interior looks identical with the Q2, and things don’t change in the engine compartment either. The Q2 L launches with two 1.4-liter gasoline engines in China. The entry-level unit delivers 131 PS (129 hp) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft), while the more powerful one pumps out 150 PS (148 hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft).
A seven-speed DSG transmission is standard on both versions. Later on, an all-electric version could also become available. Standard features include the progressive steering system, adaptive cruise control, 8.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a panoramic sunroof, among other things.
The Audi Q2 L went on sale in China on October 13, with prices ranging from RMB226,800 (approximately $32,670) to RMB 281,800 ($40,590). The model is built by FAW-Volkswagen at the Foshan plant.