Despite its relatively modest proportions you’re not going to mistake the Q2 for anything other than an Audi.
Clearly, the design team in Ingolstadt loves a polygon, with intricate, angular shapes, including the broad ‘single frame’ grille standing the car apart.
Jagged cooling vents at the lower front corners are reminiscent of a snarling dog’s mouth (a treatment echoed at the rear), the tops of the side doors look like they’ve been neatly chamfered off with a chisel, and the standard 18-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels feature machine-faced trapezoidal details.
There’s enough softening in joining these various elements together to stop the Q2’s look crossing over into sci-fi territory, but sleek and low-key it ain’t.
The standard ‘S line’ body kit (sport design bumpers, side sill trims, and rear diffuser) finished in our test car’s vivid ‘Tango Red’ metallic paint (an $1195 option) also demands attention.
The cabin is more reserved, with Teutonic restraint applied to the flowing dash, complete with a quartet of cool (pun intended) and agreeably effective circular air vents.
Standard instrumentation includes a ‘Driver Information System' with a hi-res 3.5-inch colour display, while our car features a 12.3-inch ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument display as part of the optional ‘Premium Package’ (see Ownership section). It’s crystal clear and configurable in line with your mood or info priorities.
An 8.3-inch multimedia screen stands proud at the top of the dash. Aesthetically, it looks like an afterthought, but there’s no denying its clarity and visibility. Functionality is another story, which we’ll get to shortly (see Tech section).
The shades of grey colour palette, including the leather-appointed seats and leather-trimmed steering wheel, is broken up by what Audi describes as “aluminium look” elements. Real alloy or not, the overall look and feel is clean and functional.