Experience gleaned from the Q3 has taught us what to expect from an Audi crossover born of hatchback underpinnings: sterling body control, obliging agility and unambiguous stability. The smaller, lower Q2 proves little different.
In broad strokes, Ingolstadt has succeeded in its stated aim of producing a mildly high-sided car which drives like an oversized supermini.
Anyone craving the gentler lope of a larger SUV will be disappointed; on passive suspension, the Q2 is firm, formally mannered and typically direct.
As with the Q3, the model’s physically longer suspension travel is kept on a short leash. Larger undulations reveal slightly more liberal body movement than is usually typical of Audi’s hatchbacks, but the sensation tends to be held rigorously in check; ditto the lateral roll when cornering.
While this doesn’t translate into an entirely blemish-free ride quality, the chassis bent suits the progressive (but never less than quick) steering, and it is the incisive integration of the two that provides the Q2 with a familiarly alert driving style.