Audi’s Q range has been bolstered with the introduction of the Q2, a funky number built on the MQB platform, which it shares with the A3 range and other C-to D-segment models within the Volkswagen Group. It is neither a hatchback nor an SUV in the true sense of the word, but the Ingolstadt brand has managed to meld the best of both genres into something that is practical and yet fun to drive. The company has steered away from the now rather staid design. The model ushers in edgier lines, a new grille design and, in this model, a colour-contrasting C-pillar that can be had in a variety of hues. The C-pillar is a positive nod to the iconic 1980s Quattro and could be a design element that will underscore future Audis. Boot space measures 405l (1,050l with the rear seats folded down). The former figure is 55l down on that of the Q3, largely because the Q3 has a slightly higher roofline. So the Q2 is not what you would call a small vehicle; in fact, in the metal it is quite the contrary....

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