Those sharply squared LED headlights, sitting in a tightly created bonnet, offer a clue to the styling of the Q2 which is vivid, peppy and possibly steals best in class as far as the exterior goes. At the rear, LED lights are complemented by those Audi dynamic indicators which move as a yellow strip along the light when activated; the novelty has yet to wear off.
Our test car was painted Ara Blue, an electric blue which suits it well - bright, cheeky colours are what this class of car is all about. The paint had that crystal effect for extra depth and lustre, which will set you back another £775.
Inside, the “Sport”-spec styling continues, with a flat-bottomed leather-trimmed steering wheel and matt brushed aluminium inlays. There’s nothing too loud or shouty however; it’s still your recognisably muted Audi fare of grey and black smart plastics. Our test car had the storage and USB rear pack (£225), technology pack with Audi’s Virtual cockpit (£1,595), Comfort Pack for £900 and Manhattan grey C-pillars, an odd option at £150. Altogether, there were about £8,000 worth of options added to the base price for this model of £27,675.
There’s plenty of room for a family of four, and the boot will take a week’s worth of shopping, albeit it’s rather shallow.