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Urban adventure vehicle

Driving Audi’s new compact premium Q2 SUV – similar in size to the Q3 SUV but a more edgy design bound to appeal to a younger audience. Very nicely built and in the Audi tradition with superb fit and finish. Two engine choices – 1.4-turbo petrol with front wheel drive from $41,400, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel in Quattro all-wheel- drive from $47,900 – both with 7-speed dual clutch automatic and manual shift paddles. Both are nice drivers, the diesel offering a very torquey performance but I thought the petrol was the nicer – quieter and very polished. The technology in this premium compact Audi SUV simply marvelous – spend $2,500 on the Technik option and you get a fully digital virtual cockpit instrument cluster with 12.3 inch high resolution display and a great navigation package. I drove a number of Audi Q2’s – all felt consistent, tight with impressive fit and finish, nice upright seat position and good ride quality. Audi suggests it’s an urban adventure vehicle and the description is most apt. Not much to whinge about – rear seat legroom isn’t generous but at least it’s rather upright but the general practicality and overall appeal of the Audi Q2 overrides any shortcomings. Very well thought out and with Audi’s prestige cachet the Q2 is a great new addition. Audi suggest it will appeal to a younger demographic however if like me you like technology this is a great premium compact SUV for an older couple who like to do little exploring. As I said, best in the turbo petrol front wheel drive model. I’m David Berthon

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