Audi launched the Q2 into the highly competitive small compact AWD SUV premium market segment.

The compact segment has seen the most growth in recent years with almost all manufacturers having an entry level model.

The vehicle we are testing here is the 2018 Audi Q2 2.0L TDi Quattro 7 speed S Tronic.

Exterior

The Audi Q2 has something about it that differentiates it from the others. It immediately makes you feel at home with it when approaching.

Style is a personal thing obviously but the Q2 really appealed to me.

Audi’s polygonal design style has got edgy spot on without being ugly, unlike one or two of Audi’s main competitors. Externally the Q2 has that coupe style while retaining plenty of internal space.

It could arguably be the most stylish offering in this segment.

audi q2 dashboardInternal

Internally the stylish design continues with the overall ambience of quality and a subtle sporty feel.

It offers comfortable (read higher than a sports car) entry and good visibility, but also a sporty seating position for the driver and front passenger.

Both front seats are height adjustable. A power lumber support and heated seats are available as options, with the centre armrest as standard.

With the sport seats – standard with the sport line and S line sport package, the angle and length of the seat cushion can also be adjusted.

The rear seats are also comfortably upholstered. Despite the descending, coupe-like roof line, adults enjoy enough headroom but in all SUV’s this size the knee and leg room is limited.

There are numerous storage compartments available for all seats but the overall nick knack storage is limited.

The optional storage compartment and luggage compartment package provides additional storage space.

The rear seats will fold almost flat and are operated by using a handle on the upper edge of the backrest. This gives a capacity between 405 and 1050 litres.

Along with the very impressive Audi ‘virtual cockpit’ and convenient optional head-up display, the steering wheel perfectly frames the dash and being thick rimmed feels great in your hands.

There is a very familiar and comfortable feel to the cockpit.

Features

The centre console houses Audi’s intelligent, intuitive Multi Media Interface (MMI), an