What is it?
It’s unlikely that I’ll need to do much in the way of explanation here. As you may have guessed from the combination of letter and number stuck to the back of this particular vehicle, the Audi Q2 is the smallest SUV from the German brand famous for quattro, squishy interior plastics and winning at Le Mans. A lot.
Sitting beneath the Q3 and above the A3 Sportback in the Audi line-up, the Q2 is based on the VW Group's ubiquitous MQB platform. That means a fairly simple semi-independent rear suspension for front-wheel-drive models and a fully independent multi-link set-up for those with four-wheel drive.
Under the bonnet is anything from a 114bhp turbocharged 1.0-litre triple up to a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-pot unit with 187bhp. If you’re after a diesel, you can have a 1.6 TDI with 114bhp or the familiar 2.0 TDI with 148bhp.
Those on the Continent get a more potent version of the bigger diesel engine, something we’re denied - for the moment at least. We’re testing the model that Audi thinks will be most popular in Blighty: the petrol 1.4 TFSI.