Whenever I hear the word “Audi”, I’m transported into an episode of AbFab…“Names, Names, Names Sweety.” When I think ‘Audi’, I think class, all class. And the new Audi baby SUV, the Q2, is a peach.
The neat sports-hatch-SUV is a perfect size with perfect proportions, with a stocky gym-fit look about it.
It has the looks of a sports wagon, but what looks like a rear window between C pillar and hatch is actually solid metal.
It doesn’t seem to adversely effect the visibility, which is just as well.
The “polygon” theme is highlighted by the designer taking a hatchet to the clay model and scything out a chunk along the top of the doors.
Audi says “no one else is doing it”, but I think it looks out of place. It puts sharp edges and corners on a rounded off profile.
The smallest of Audi’s SUV offerings looks to sit high enough off the ground for a little light off-road work, alas the front-wheel-drive petrol 1.4 litre probably wouldn’t lend itself to such aspirations.
There is an all-wheel drive quattro version, but costs many extra shekels.
Edition #1, a launch model special edition, has black highlights, and a great looking set of black 5 spoke alloys.
It is shamelessly aimed at the younger buyers with an eye for quality. The low-ish buy-in price may well just get there.
The rear ¾ view reminded me of a Volkswagen Polo, which is not a bad thing, merely an observation.