Crossovers are taking over. From their humble beginnings with the Subaru Forester and Audi Allroad, today the market is full of them and every model line seems to be gaining a crossover variant. The traditional Audi "tornado line" along the upper side profile has been replaced by something with more of an edge that splits into two along the doors beneath the window line. It is a major departure for the company when it comes to design, with Audis traditionally having a relatively smooth side surface. The rear also features more angles than we are used to in models like the Q3 and Q5, but it has been criticised by some for looking too much like the back of a Volkswagen Polo. That is a matter of opinion and frankly I only see hints of Polo there. Overall the design is good. Inside there are no radical departures. The interior is all A3, which is no bad thing because in the latest updated version the A3 interior is superb. Unfortunately this brings us to the problem with the Q2. And it’...

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