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The Top Gear car review:Audi Q2
For:Bold styling (for Audi), refinement, interior quality, smooth engines
Against:Quite pricey, few real benefits over an A3 Sportback
What is it?
The newest and smallest member of Audi’s rapidly expanding ‘Q’ family. A mildly jacked-up mini SUV designed specifically to live in the city, it’s Audi’s attempt to attract younger buyers by hitting the small SUV sweet spot, breaking from its Russian doll design philosophy and offering a higher level of customisation. If we were being cynical we would call the Q2 a fractionally raised A3 Sportback - it shares the same MQB platform, engines and safety systems after all – but more thought has gone into it than that.
It is 200mm shorter than a Q3 and 130mm shorter than an A3 Sportback, but slightly taller and wider than the five-door A3. Its obvious rival is the soon-to-be-replaced MINI Countryman, although with prices for the Q2 starting from around £20,000 it’s a few grand dearer.