What is it?
If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what’s the idea behind Audi adding a fourth SUV to its range? And does that make a gaggle, a herd or a murder of SUVs? Anyway, it’s called the Audi Q2 and no doubt this smallest soft-roader in the range will make damn good business sense: as we all know, the way to bump up your bottom line is with a plucky off-roader.
It’s intended as a stepping stone from the A3 Sportback into the exciting world of SUV ownership. The hope is you’ll begin a journey that’ll take you through the Q3 and Q5 all the way to the Q7 some time hence.
As with the A3, the Q2 uses the MQB-A platform. Audi has chosen the shorter wheelbase from the two-door A3, rather than the longer Sportback, and added some extra stiffness to cope with the higher, heavier body and larger wheel options.
This is the least powerful engine in the range: the petrol 1.0 TFSI triple. It’s a cracking engine in its other installations, but is it up to the job of hauling an SUV?