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What do we have here? 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 level of customisation that’s a must these days. 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. And why on earth are you driving it in Cuba? Erm, we’re still not entirely sure, although the weather was lovely. What it did highlight though was in a city stuck in time and mobilised by very well used American 50s classics, a bright red, brand new Audi gets a lot of attention. Locals weren’t just staring, they were gawping, totally confused as to how and why a futuristic craft like this could have landed in their town. We stuck out like a sore thumb. The Q2 won’t even be sold there, on account of the few foreign cars the government allows in being subjected to an 800 per cent import tax, but there is a reason we’re here to drive it - Audi has found the only country in world with worse roads than the UK. So it was in its element then?