It’s aesthetically pleasing, too, Ingolstadt having gone cleverly two-tone with a slightly revised dashboard in an effort to wring a little more dynamism from the familiar styling.
Side-by-side fingertip analysis would suggest that Audi has taken the opportunity to make some bottom-line savings compared with the material choices made in the A3, but none is dramatic enough to sully the first-rate impression the Q2 gives off.
Its proportions are essentially on the money, too. Given the model’s stunted length, you could hardly expect more space than it provides.
Leg room in the rear is equal to that of a well-packaged modern supermini, meaning that you’ll get an average-sized adult behind an average-sized adult, and because the roofline is modestly higher than in a hatchback, there’s the impression of greater space once seated.
Seating a third occupant in the rear would have to be a temporary arrangement, although the same could be said of the larger Q3 and comes as no surprise anyway.
Given the right-sized nature of the cabin, it’s to Audi’s credit that there’s been no sacrifice of boot space practicality. Indeed, the manufacturer suggests there’s only a 15-litre capacity difference between the Q2 and Q3 – and at 405 litres, the crossover is rated as marginally more capacious than the A3 Sportback.
A double floor contributes to that, though, increasing volume in its lower position but leaving you with a mighty lip to negotiate when hauling items in and out.
The upper setting eliminates that – providing you with a totally flat load space when you lower the rear seats – and is probably the position most owners will opt for, even with the capacity forfeit.
Audi’s MMI system has evolved into an admirable bit of kit, and doubtless buyers will appreciate the fact that even the cheapest Q2 earns the basic set-up, incorporating both Bluetooth and DAB.