Naturally, that notable price difference is crucial to the newcomer’s appeal as a more modestly priced way into a four-ringed crossover.
But as you might expect from the brand, the Q2 is not modestly priced across the board nor generously equipped.
Predictably, the 1.4 TFSI, even with its admirable economy and 124g/km CO2 figure, isn’t the running cost champion (unless you’re preoccupied by benefit-in-kind, in which case you should wait for the 1.0 TFSI).
That honour falls to the 1.6 TDI (114g/km, 64.2mpg combined), which, in Sport trim and with 17in alloys, sat-nav and cruise control, costs £24,030 – or £150 more than the equivalent Ateca, despite the Audi’s deficiency in size, equipment and contract hire cost.
If it was our money, we would shy away from the sub-£30,000 S line spec models and go for the less ritzy Sport model. However, if you want to opt for a Q2 that stands out from the crowd then the Edition #1 is for you.