To someone unfamiliar with Audi’s overarching model positioning strategy but familiar with the Q3, it might seem odd that the company isn’t choosing to launch a new small crossover that’s, well, a bit smaller than this.
At 4191mm in overall length, the Q2 is almost 200mm shorter than the Q3 and shorter even than the three-door A3 hatchback, slotting in between the Mini Countryman and Skoda Yeti in terms of overall size.
It could have been shorter still; plenty of jacked-up superminis are. But this is Audi, remember, and these days it rarely settles for one new model where there’s room for a couple. So don’t be surprised if another odd-numbered Q-car pops in at the very foot of the firm’s SUV range in a few years’ time, carrying the sub-£20,000 entry point that the Q2 narrowly misses.
The car’s distinguishing styling features are many and pleasing to see from a firm so used to playing it safe with evolutionary updates.
The Q2’s ‘single-frame’ radiator grille looks even more dominant here than on other small Audis, switching from hexagonal to octagonal form.